Sunday, 21 July 2013
Angela Nicely by Alan MacDonald and David Roberts
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.
Alan MacDonald and David Roberts are the fantastic author and illustrator collaboration which created the lovable Dirty Bertie, who this year is celebrating 10 years of making mischief. They are now back with a new character, Angela Nicely, who is a sweet and angelic looking girl, who just can't help but make mischief.
Angela Nicely follows the same format as Dirty Bertie books. Three stories within one book, all full of mischief, mishap and lots of laughter. In this book, the three stories are Miss Skinner's Wig, Supermodel and Healthy Holiday. Three great stories which see Angela and her friends/school mates trying to prove that Miss Skinner is wearing a wig, trying out for a modelling shoot and Angela and her mum visiting a health spa for a relaxing and fun break.
As ever, with MacDonald and Roberts, the stories are well written, the characters instantly lovable, the chaos hilarious and the stories being loved and read over and over again. The illustrations are fun and split the text up well for new readers to gain confidence.
I really think MacDonald and Roberts have created a female character which could give Dirty Bertie a run for his money. I look forward to seeing more from Angela Nicely in the future.
I received this book from the publishers, Little Tiger Books, in return for an honest review.