Nathalia Buttface and the Most Embarrassing Dad in the World (#1)

Author(s): Nigel Smith

Middle Readers

At last something laugh-out-loud funny for girls in this hilarious new series from TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith.


The Most Embarrassing Dad in the World was embarrassing Nathalia even before she was born. He went and married Mum, didn't he? Mum's last name was De Montfort. Thanks to Dad she wasn't Nathalia De Montfort. She was Nathalia Bumole.


"It's pronounced Bew-mow-lay," Dad would tell her patiently, time and again. "If anyone says differently, the joke's on them."


But as Nathalia knows only too well, the joke will not be on them. It will be on her. Massively.


If Nathalia can just keep The Most Embarrassing Dad In The World away from her new school, then maybe he won't ruin everything this time. Maybe.

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Nigel Smith has been a journalist, busker, TV comedy producer and script writer, winning an award for his BBC 4 radio comedy, VENT, based on his own life-threatening brain illness. 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.

General Fields

  • : 9780007545216
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : HarperCollins
  • : April 2014
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2014
  • : books

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  • : 336
  • : 814
  • : Paperback
  • : Nigel Smith