BUBBA BEGONIA, YOU'VE DONE IT AGAIN!!!
Just when he thought life couldn't be better ... Bubba
meets Miss Whackenbash!!!
"This book is laugh-out-loud funny. It would make a wonderful read-aloud
for teachers and is an easy read for less able readers. Excellent, enduring
Susan Miller, ResourceLinks.ca
"O'Brien's style is that of a good storyteller [think Robert Munsch
for older readers] making for great read aloud material for a group of
Margaret Poole, Atlantic Books Today, Dec. 2006.
"Bubba Begonia is silly, gross and wildly imagined, just the sort
of thing that will keep reluctant readers turning the page." Deborah
Wiles, Halifax Chronicle Herald, Nov. 26, 2006.
"Bubba Begonia, You'll Be Sorry! has everything kids in
this age group could want - funny characters with silly names, a "gross"
situation and a fast-moving plot. ... Highly Recommended!"
Lisa O'Hara, Librarian. Canadian Review Of Materials,
Volume XIII Number 13, Feb. 2007
"A novel for kids 8 and up!"
"Published by Acorn Press, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 2006"
Must he walk the earth a lonely guy,
A boy who ran out of luck?
Will we always hear his mournful cry;
"Ny name nis Nubba, ny ninger nis nuck!"?
"Bubba Begonia, You'll Be Sorry" is the story
of a young boy who overcomes
an embarrassing personal habit with the help of his equally embarrassing
little sister. Bubba really wants to make a good first impression on the
first day at his new school. But Bubba is nervous. Very nervous. And when
he gets nervous his finger just seems to naturally head to his nose. "Bubba!
Don't be messin' with your nose. Your finger'll get stuck and then you'll
sorry!", his mother tells him.
But Deerwatson Elementary isn't your ordinary school. Bubba is about
the zaniest bunch of people ever assembled in the same classroom and Bubba
does make a memorable first impression when his mother's words of warning
Smiley Face character
copyrighted 2006 by Mara O'Brien-James
Author photograph by John Sylvester, PEI 2006