Friday 30 August 2013

Angela Nicely by Alan MacDonald and David Roberts

It was nine o'clock on Monday morning. Angela sat in the hall next to Laura and Maisie. They were waiting for assembly to start.
Summary from Little Tiger
From the world of Dirty Bertie comes a new star! A brand new series from David Roberts, creator of Dirty Bertie, Angela Nicely is already well known to Bertie's fans. Angela might look like she’s made of sugar and spice and all things nice, but nothing could be further from the truth!
Angela knows best! Whether it’s trying to succeed as a top model, proving that her head teacher wears a wig, or finding herself out of her depth on a spa weekend, she’s determined to make a splash! Angela Nicely is the first book in this fantastically mischievous series. Perfect for little girls who are fans of Dirty Bertie.
Review by Liss Norton
What a hoot! This book made me laugh out loud. Irrepressible Angela Nicely is a girl who knows she's right – about everything! As her long-suffering friends and parents get dragged into her wild schemes, often with dire consequences, Angela somehow manages to bounce back from disappointment and disaster. 
There are three stories in the book. In the first, Angela tries to prove that her headteacher is wearing a wig, in the second she attempts to outdo her arch-rival and in the third she goes on a horrible health holiday with Mum. Each story is broken down into four chapters. The stories are illustrated with line drawings on nearly every double page, and written in sentences short enough to make this a good choice for children starting to develop reading stamina. The droll writing style and the characterization reminded me of Horrid Henry, and made me laugh just as much. I can imagine the bedtime giggles as children read a chapter or two before going to sleep…
A brilliant read for girls aged around six to eight.

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