Bertie at the Worldwide Games written by Wendy H Jones, publisher Sarah Grace Publishing, is available NOW in paperback format.
Bertie the Buffalo is having fun on the farm where he lives in Scotland. Then a mysterious letter arrives inviting him to represent Scotland in the Worldwide Games. Bertie and his friends fly to Tokyo where they meet new and exotic animals and try to win first prize in all the different events. Bertie is sad when he isn’t winning any medals but finds out if he works together with his friends, he will be a winner in the end.
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Wendy H Jones latest children’s picture book: Bertie at the Worldwide Games.
This is my first introduction to Bertie the Buffalo and from the gorgeous illustrations by artist Barry Diaper you can see that Bertie is a cutie and will instantly attract the attention of children just by the book cover. Barry Diaper continues with such endearing illustrations throughout and I was charmed by them. The illustrations complemented the story perfectly.
Bertie is a buffalo that lives on a farm in Scotland and with the help of his friends on the farm they are off on an adventure to Tokyo to represent Scotland at the Worldwide Games. Author Wendy H Jones has written such a lovely children’s book with a wonderful message. The games highlight each animals strength and character and working together as a team brings all the strength and qualities together making one big super squad!
There is a lovely rhyming prose that children will soon learn and want to regale. The storyline is comical in places bringing fun and warmth. With the gorgeous illustrations and mix of characters children could create their own stories about them and also they could research further the animals they have encountered in the book.
An enjoyable picture book that I believe children will want it to be read again and again.
Wendy H. Jones is the award-winning author of the DI Shona McKenzie Mysteries and Cass Claymore Investigates. She lives in Scotland and is also an international public speaker and the president of the Scottish Association of Writers.
Illustrator: Barry Diaper
Barry Diaper is best known for his cartoons and caricatures for The Beano. He was once short-listed for the Daily Mail’s ‘Not the Turner Prize’. He lives in Salisbury, England.