August 2013, Stripes Publishing, 96 pages, Paperback, Review copy
Themes: school life, headteacher's hair, dragging friends into trouble, plans backfiring, a new hoover, popular girl, clothes catalogue modelling, health spa, exercise torture, secret stash of snacks, creeping around, getting caught
Content: loads of laughs
Summary from Stripes Publishing
Angela knows best! Whether it’s trying to succeed as a top model, proving that her head teacher wears a wig, or finding herself out of her depth on a spa weekend, she’s determined to make a splash! Angela Nicely is the first book in this fantastically mischievous series. Perfect for little girls who are fans of Dirty Bertie.
Angela is a scream! She is so funny the way she gets convinced about something and then throws everything into proving the point or doing what she sets out to do. She frequently thinks in and out the box, manages to have her plans backfire on her in funny ways, and makes her mother cringe whenever she says a certain word. The illustrations heightened Angela's appeal, I loved seeing Angela's stinky self in the 1st story, the sweet sea themed outfit in the 2nd story and she has mega cute bunny slippers in the 3rd. I'm convinced they would be pink, if they were in colour. I liked how her bow is always prominant - she even has one on her swimming outfit!
For another out of the ordinary girl who is funny check out Daisy and the Trouble with Coconuts by Kes Gray (Children's, 5 years +, 10/10)