Nathalia Buttface and the Embarrassing Camp Catastrophe (#5)
The laugh-out-loud funny girl-series returns. This time Nat's off on a geography field trip. It should be a chance to get away, but Embarrassing Dad's not far behind. Unfortunately! From TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith. Nat's class is going on a week-long field trip to hunt for fossils. Cue: mouldy log cabins, potholing, map reading and more totally boring 'geography stuff' - all the things that Nat hates...and Dad loves! Of COURSE he volunteers to come along on the trip as a parent helper. Normally Nat would strictly forbid Dad's attendance BUT he's finally applied for a 'proper' job - teaching survival skills to juvenile delinquents - which will keep him busy and stop him interfering in her life! If all goes well on this trip, he'll definitely get the job. Nat just needs to keep Dad away from the canoes...and anything involving a zip wire, oh and perhaps they shouldn't venture up the rather treacherous-looking mountain Bleak Peak during the strongest storm of all time...
RAVE REVIEWS FOR NATHALIA BUTTFACE: "The plot was hilarious and the ending was brilliant and unexpected" - Eloise Mae, age 11, Lovereading4kids "One of the funniest books I've read... Seriously hilarious" - Abigail, age 11, Lovereading4kids "Makes me glad my dad is nothing like this dad, although he is still very embarrassing" - Emma, age 7 Lovereading4kids
Nigel Smith has been a journalist, busker, TV comedy producer and script writer, winning an award for his BBC 4 radio comedy, VENT. More importantly, he has been - and still is - an embarrassing Dad. Much like Nathalia Buttface, his three children are continually mortified by his ill-advised trousers, comedic hats, low quality jokes, poorly chosen motor vehicles, unique sense of direction and unfortunate ukulele playing. Unlike his hero Ivor Bumole, he doesn't write Christmas cracker jokes for a living. Yet.