Thursday, 21 August 2014
Review: Angela Nicely - Superstar! by Alan MacDonald and David Roberts
Publisher: Stripes Publishing
Released: August 4th, 2014
Angela Nicely might look like she's made of sugar and spice and all things nice, but nothing could be further from the truth! Whether she's learning a new skill for the school talent contest, getting lost on a nature walk, or squaring up to the boys on the football pitch, she's determined to stand out from the crowd!
David Roberts and Alan MacDonald are back with Superstar!, the fourth Angela Nicely book. Readers of the Dirty Bertie series will recognise Angela as one of Bertie's friends and frequent visitor to his house, and Bertie even makes an appearance in this book. I think Bertie's brilliant so that was a nice surprise!
There are three new Angela Nicely stories included in Superstar!, titled Talent!, Nature Detectives! and Girls United!. I enjoyed Talent! most, especially because it involves hypnotism and a school talent show. That's always a recipe for disaster, isn't it? At least it is when Angela decides that her talent is hypnotising her school friends...
As with Dirty Bertie, Angela Nicely: Superstar! is fun, fast and very well illustrated. I didn't find it quite as funny as Dirty Bertie, but I did enjoy it and am glad to see a Bertie spin-off series doing well. Girls and boys will love Angela Nicely and her mad world, particularly any boys who think girls can't play football. Prepare to have your mind changed!