Monday, 22 April 2013

#happybirthdaydirtybertie Dirty Bertie by David Roberts (Little Tiger Press)

We're celebrating 10 years of Dirty Bertie with lots and lots of Bertie goodness today on the blog, starting with a review of the book that started it all and introduced us to the little monster himself!

David Roberts' Bertie has a whole raft of gross habits. He loves eating sweeties he's found on the floor. He waters the flowerbeds (and by 'waters' we mean 'without the aid of a watering can'). If his pet dog licks him, he'll often lick him back. And have you seen his slug and snail collection?

Bertie soon learns that some habits lead to tummy aches, consequential acts of revenge (never EVER cross your older sister, boys!) and a furry tongue. But there's one habit Bertie just can't seem to break. Can you guess what it is?

Charlotte loved Dirty Bertie mostly because she's at the tender age where anything slightly icky or gross is immensely funny. Bertie's an enduring character, as you'll find out in the rest of today's posts as we take a look at "Poo! Is that you Bertie?" and also the range of Dirty Bertie young readers by David Roberts and Alan Macdonald.

Charlotte's best bit: Bertie turning green after eating a lolly he found on the floor. Ewww!

Daddy's favourite bit: Bertie's rather dubious choice of after dinner snack. Blooargh!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Little Tiger Press)