Burping Bertha

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Andersen, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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When Bertha finds that her accidental burps can knock things over, she asks a boy at school to teach her how to burp to order. After lots of practice her burping becomes so professional that she can knock apples off trees, deflect footballs and send her teacher's glasses flying. The headmistress is so impressed that she asks Bertha to perform at the school Christmas concert. From then on Bertha's fame is assured. The press and television take up her story and record and film offers flood in. But burping can be a dangerous skill. Her plane crashes one night, and the experts say that some kind of explosion had torn a hole in it! Even so, some people reckon that she survived the crash, and now lives a quiet (burping) life in secret somewhere.

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Review: Burping Bertha (Red Fox Younger Fiction)

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Burping Bertha was one of my favourite books as a child and now that I am an adult I can understand why. It is funny, deals with human bodily functions (which is always a positive feature for children ... Read full review

Review: Burping Bertha (Red Fox Younger Fiction)

User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

Again, not my favourite type of book to read, but at least it was short and the pictures were kind of funny. Read full review


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Michael Rosen is a children's novelist and poet who was appointed the UK Children's Laureate for 2007–2009. He is the author of more than 140 books, including Bear's Day Out, Michael Rosen's Sad Book, Poems for the Very Young, Three Feet Small, and We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Tony Ross is the author and illustrator of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Centipede's 100 Shoes, I Don't Want to Go to Bed!, Stone Soup, Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes, and Wash Your Hands!, among others. He has received numerous awards, including the German Children's Book Prize and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize, and has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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