Wednesday, 16 December 2009

On the third day of Christmas, Bertie gave to me - three green bogieeeees! #3 Dirty Bertie: Crackers!

Meet Dirty Bertie - a boy with nose-pickingly DISGUSTING HABITS! He's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas, and if it's TROUBLE you're after, look no further - Bertie's sure to be up to his neck in it!

This three-in-one collection of hilarious Dirty Bertie Christmas stories – “Baa!”, “Elf!” and “Crackers!” – recreates all the magic and mayhem of a family Christmas through the eyes of our favourite trouble magnet.  It includes Bertie enlisting his dog, Whiffer, for a starring role in the school nativity; an ill-fated stint as Santa's little helper and bespoke Christmas crackers, Bertie-style (think a set of dracula teeth, rather than a travel sewing kit.) David Roberts’s brilliantly observed illustrations and Alan MacDonald’s razor-sharp writing make these stories a cut above the rest. 

I love everything about Bertie, he is just hilarious and actually rather endearing for such a scruffy little scamp. There should be one of these in every Christmas stocking!

To win a copy I'd like to be regaled with an amusing, festive, family anecdote.


  1. One Christmas when I was little I got up very early before anyone else and ate ALL the chocolates and All the selection boxes! My parents and sister woke up to find me fast asleep amongst all the wrapping paper covered in chocolate! They always buy me a huge selection box every year now!

    Thanks for the chance to win Dirty Bertie sounds a great book for my son Thomas.

  2. this would be a great book for my son who has just got into reading and i am hunting for books for him.

    when i was little and just out of nappies, we went to see my mum's sister and husband. when all was quiet, i lifted my skirt and said 'look at my new big girl pants, £2.99 from BHS' - i have never been allowed to forget this and the story is often bought into conversation!
    Sarah Broadhurst

  3. Sarah, in honour of my smallest niece who spent most of last Christmas Day in a pair of Fifi knickers, rather than one of the many princess dresses she had been given, you are my winner! Please email with your postal address.