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The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-Off [Kindle Edition]

Anthony McGowan , Frances Castle
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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"Besides getting the all-male world of small boys to a T, it has irresistible instructions about how to make fart-bombs" (Amanda Craig The Times)

"Likely to appeal even to reluctant readers because it is funny and uninhibitedly improper, it is also well observed about boys and their attitude to girls" (Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times)

"An engagingly witty story, it offers ready boy-appeal - though girls, too, will appreciate its sharp stance on gender stereotyping" (Kate Agnew Guardian Education)

"There's a fine line between crude and funny, and McGowan treads it expertly. If this doesn't get 7- to 9-year-olds reading, nothing will" (Dinah Hall Daily Telegraph)

"A laugh-out-loud tale" (Jennifer Taylor The Bookseller)

Review

Likely to appeal even to reluctant readers because it is funny and uninhibitedly improper, it is also well observed about boys and their attitude to girls.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1345 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 186230386X
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital (27 May 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RDWJK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,381 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Anthony McGowan is one of the most widely acclaimed young-adult authors in the UK. His books have won several major awards, and been shortlisted for many more. He has also written highly regarded adult fiction, as well as books for younger readers. He has a PhD on the history of beauty, and has taught philosophy and creative writing. He lives in London with his wife and two children.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genuinely funny for kids and their parents 14 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback
Anthony McGowan is a hugely talented author and he's spot-on with this series of funny books for 7-9 year-olds. The voice of the narrator, (Ludo, the leader of the gang) is totally convincing as are the conversations between the kids and their attitudes to family, school and life. Buy this for any six or seven-year-old boy who's reluctant to read - it'll hook him in quickly and make him laugh out loud. Don't miss the other three, equally enjoyable books in the series.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face Off 25 Feb 2009
Format:Paperback
My Husband and I have been reading this book to my 7 year old Son before bedtime and it was great to be as entertained as he was. I suppose our sense of humour may be a bit suspect but I felt as if this may be the type of in depth and amusing discussions our children have when they are all in their huddles in the playground. There were a number of laugh out loud moments and the book has certainly given my Son a taste of the "can't put it down" book. My goodness, he even tried his best to read on when we kissed him goodnight! I don't think this is only a boy's book as I'm sure girls will relate to the bold Jennifer.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book can make your child WANT to read 11 Sep 2008
Format:Paperback
My 7 year old son is a very good reader, top 5% of his class, but actually getting him to enjoy reading rather than see it as a chore is very tough. This book engaged him from the start - obviously the title will attract your average 7-8 year old boy, but the story was very well constructed with each chapter ending on a 'cliffhanger' and leaving him wanting more. Not the most perfect grammar or syntax throughout, but I'm probably showing my age by worrying about those! Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-Off 21 Jan 2012
Format:Paperback
I have 2 Grandsons aged 5 and 7yrs......they both love their football so this book seemed a good bet.......add in the fact that the word BUM is in the title and you have a winning formula! I have no feedback as yet...they have a lot of other toys and games to get thru first......but books are what kids come back to after the lustre has worn off those things. I have absolutely no doubt though that they will love it, firstly being read to them and very soon reading it for themselves....as I said, the title itself is enough to make most small boys of toilet humour age want to read it.....and if that's what it takes to get kids to pick up a book, then I'm all for it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 1 Jan 2014
By dcbi
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Bought the whole series for Dad to read to 7 & 10 year olds at bedtime.
They absolutely adored them all as did Dad!
Lots of toilet/poo/vomit type humour that young boys find gut bustingly funny.
When they had finished them all the 7 year old was heartbroken that the story was over and cried and cried.
I wrote to the author via the publisher to tell him and he kindly wrote back to my sons!
Recommend these especially for little lads.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The bare bum gang and teh football face-off. 17 Aug 2013
By Lynda
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Funny all the way through the boo. Lot's of LOL moments from my 9 year old. Highly recommend for 8-12 year old boy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 12 Aug 2013
By jean60
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My grandson thought it very funny and it was a good book to read at bedtime. He would really recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great product just as described
Published 19 days ago by Toddster
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Bought this for my 7yr old grandson who loves it, Interesting read with good illustrations for football mad kids. Ideal book to get kids reading.
Published 2 months ago by Andrea Davis
4.0 out of 5 stars Something to make the reader smile
This is for my 12 yr old grandson, I started to read it and knew he would find it funny too.
Have also glimpsed some of this authors other .
Published 7 months ago by ROBERT PANTER
5.0 out of 5 stars football books
these football books are ideal for my grandson as he is football mad and has just started to learn how to read
Published 7 months ago by christine bowen
4.0 out of 5 stars very good
a very good book if your son or daughter is interested in football and trumping and action.

enjoy if you read it
Published 12 months ago by jake
5.0 out of 5 stars Bare bum gang books
My grand children have read quite a lot of these books and this one did not disappoint recommended for 9/10 year olds
Published 13 months ago by maureen braithwaite
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun read.
This was good, entertaining read. My son and I read it together and laughed out loud together which is always great. We are looking forward to reading another Bare Bum Gang book!
Published 16 months ago by Michelle Snook
4.0 out of 5 stars The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-Off
My son read this book. This is what he thought to it - This story is about a gang. To become a member of the gang you have to show your bare bum and one day, a dockery gang,... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Claire Byatt
5.0 out of 5 stars bare bum gang
brilliant story, my football playing 7 year old grandson thought it was hilarious, a good adventure story especially for a boy
Published 17 months ago by wellbowled
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