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What to expect

The second book in this madcap must-read series for 6+ boys

You know when someone’s horrible to you in a dream and you wake up really annoyed with them? That’s what happened to me with my best friend Bunky.

Barry has a new problem: Gordon Smugly – who’s got the most perfect name for himself ever in the history of having a name, because he looks like a Gordon and is smug and ugly – has stolen Barry’s best friend.

Join Barry as he attempts to get Bunky back, organises a girly-screamvoice test and tries to avoid seeing his teacher kissing his gran.

Critics Review

  • Praise for the BARRY LOSER Series!

    ‘The review of the eight-year-old boy in our house . . . “Can I keep it to give to a friend?’ Best recommendation you can get’, Observer

    ‘Hugely enjoyable surreal chaos’, Guardian

    ‘I laughed so much that I thought I was going to burst!’, Finbar, aged 9

    ‘Very funny and very cheeky’, Booktictac, Guardian Online Review

    ‘What’s not to love?’, The Sun

    ‘Will make you laugh out loud, cringe and snigger at the same time’, LoveReading4Kids

    ‘If you love Tom Gates and Wimpy Kid, you’ll love these too!’, Sam, aged 10

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