Bertie The Buffalo, Wendy H. Jones

Bertie

About the book

Bertie the Buffalo is based on a true story of when a Water Buffalo escaped from a Buffalo Park in Fife, near Dundee, Scotland. A rhyming book about the adventures Bertie got up to and how he safely returned home, demonstrating how important each of us is no matter how insignificant we feel. Bertie felt that no one noticed him. But he didn’t need to think that as we are all special. We are all a part of one big family.

About the author

Award Winning Author Wendy H. Jones lives in Scotland, and her police procedural series featuring Detective Inspector Shona McKenzie, is set in the beautiful city of Dundee, Scotland. Wendy has led a varied and adventurous life. Her love for adventure led to her joining the Royal Navy to undertake nurse training. After six years in the Navy she joined the Army where she served as an Officer for a further 17 years. This took her all over the world including Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Much of her spare time is now spent travelling around the UK, and lands much further afield. As well as nursing Wendy also worked for many years in Academia. This led to publication in academic textbooks and journals. Killer’s Countdown is her first novel and the first book in the Shona McKenzie Mystery series. Killer’s Crew won the Books Go Social Book of the Year 2107. There are now six books in this series with Killer’s Crypt being released in August, 2017. The Dagger’s Curse is the first book in The Fergus and Flora Mysteries for Young Adults. This book is currently shortlisted for the Woman Alive Magazine Readers Choice Award Book of the Year. She is also a highly successful marketer and she shares her methods in the book, Power Packed Book Marketing.

She is currently writing a new series called, Cass Claymore Investigates. The first book. Antiques and Alibis will be released in January

My Review

This book is aimed at slightly older children than my own. I think it’s aimed at 5-8-year olds, but  toddler enjoyed it.  The text is simple, bold and rhythmically flowing throughout.  I think that makes it a fun read; my child liked me reading it to her and sat through the whole book in one go. The illustrations are wonderfully bright and entertaining for a child to look at, as you can see from the cover.  Bertie is very cute, and I think he’ll appeal to children in the same way Peppa pig does.  This book would make a lovely addition to your children’s library and is  available to preorder now at a promotional price and is released on 30th November 2018.  Check it out on Amazon here.

 

 

 

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