Author(s): Nigel Smith
The most embarrassing dad in the world is back in this hilarious series for girls from TV and radio-comedy writing talent, Nigel Smith.
When Dad posts an embarrassing video of Nat online as a joke, she's furious. Things are set to get much worse, however, when the video goes viral and she finds herself centre of the nation's attention for all the wrong reasons - even the prime minister is imitating her!
But when a local care home for abandoned pets is threatened with closure, Dad convinces Nat to use her new-found celebrity to raise money for it - with him acting as her agent, of course! Cue: a disastrous appearance hair-modelling job, a not-so-glamorous campaign for a local optician and a call to turn on the town's rubbish autumn illuminations (the one with the miserable face off The X-Factor cancelled at the last minute). And as if Nat didn't have enough to deal with, school isn't exactly easy when you're a minor celebrity...
"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. This is Nigel's second book about Nathalia Buttface.