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Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser (The Barry Loser Series) Paperback – 24 May 2012
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About the Author
Barry Loser on Jim Smith: Jim Smith is the keelest kids' book spellchecker in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and went on to create the branding for Puccino's coffee shops. Jim also does the Waldo Pancake range of cards and gift items, which is the keelest thing like that that exists. As well as spell-checking, Jim offers a free smell-checking service with every book.
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Top Customer Reviews
We both couldn't stop laughing so took a while to finish, she was able to read herself though so she read it again and I also read again to myself.
Illustrations are brilliant, funny and story is quick witted and so true to life!
Can't wait for next book, maybe in time for Christmas 2012? My daughter also wants a cuddly toy of Barry & Bunky!
And after the umpteenth read of it, my 9 year old says...
"I started reading the book and just couldn't put it down. It was the funniest book I have read (I think ever) and I think it's better than any of the wimpy kid books. Barry Loser is my new fave, is there going to be another one and can I be in the film when you make it?"
I am not an 8 year old, but I did find it quite heart warming, in fact, this is the first book I've read in a while which has been heart warming.
Barry's determined to get back at Darren and prove once and for all that he's not a loser. To do so, he must enlist his best friend, Bunky and learn from his favourite cartoon character, Future Ratboy ...
Jim Smith's book (the first in a trilogy) is an amusing-enough story with some great illustrations that's likely to appeal to fans of the WIMPY KID books but it didn't have enough of a heart for me and I found the characters to all be equally unlikeable.
Barry Loser is an odd, geeky character, obsessed with the Future Ratboy cartoon. I liked the fact that he and his best friend Bunky prefer performing skits for their schoolmates (and I particularly liked Vending Machine Mum, which will strike a chord with many real mums out there) than playing sport and I also liked his closeness to his grandmother (who was easily my favourite character). However I couldn't help but feel that this was something to be laughed at as "loser" behaviour than a fun activity. Similarly Barry and Bunky do some pretty unpleasant things, the worst of which is tormenting a woman who lives near by for no good reason. The rivalry between Darren and Barry is well drawn and the pettiness highly believable and so too is the way that Barry and Bunky occasionally turn on each other and bicker.
The drawings are a lot of fun and the story unfolds at a decent pace.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really didn't enjoy this book because i found it difficult to follow the story line, and it didn't make sense to me. Read morePublished 20 days ago by ShootingStar
My son has been enjoying these books. They're in a similar vein to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, only the illustrations aren't as appealing in my view.Published 2 months ago by P. Devoy