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April 1, 2013 / peoplesbookprize

I am (still not) a Loser By Barry Loser

The People’s Book Prize Spring Collection – today’s highlighted book is:

I am (still not) a Loser By Barry Loser

Published by Egmont Press
ISBN 9781405260329
Category 7-9, 204 illlustrations
Spring 2013


Barry has a new problem: Gordon Smugly – who’s got the perfect name for himself because he looks like a Gordon and is smug and ugly – has stolen Barry’s best friend.

Join Barry as he attempts to get Bunky back, organises a girly-screamvoice test and tries to avoid seeing his teacher kissing gran.

Author’s Biography

Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book comma putter innerer in the whole wide world. He graduated from art school with first class honours and went on to create the branding for a little chain of coffee shops. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.


‘. . . a tale of falling out and making friends, packed with cartoons and captions.’ (Sunday Express, July 2012).

‘Saving the funniest and the best till last . . . hugely enjoyable, surreal chaos . . .'(Observer August 2012)
 ‘. . . a book that seven to nine year olds will devour!’ (Primary Times July 2012)
 ‘. . . a madcap series . . . packed with eccentric characters and yucky humour!’(The Bookseller March 2012)
Price: £5.99
Once again thank you for your comments and for making The People’s Book Prize “a truly democratic book prize decided exclusively by the public”

Peoples Book Prize

23 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6HE Ph. 020 76656605

Patron:  Frederick Forsyth CBE

Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE



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