Bubba Begonia is a young boy who desperately wants to make a good 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,” admonishes his mother. “Your finger'll get stuck and then you'll be sorry!"

But Deerwatson Elementary isn't your ordinary school. And Bubba’s classmates aren’t your ordinary students. In meeting the zaniest bunch of kids ever assembled, Bubba makes a memorable first impression when his mother's words of warning come true.

In his first chapter book (ages 8 and up), Gerry O’Brien creates an hilarious story of a young boy who overcomes an embarrassing personal habit with the help of his equally embarrassing little sister.

Check out the zany sequels!
Bubba Begonia and the Mudmen of the Koola Boola
Bubba Begonia, You've Done it Again!

WHAT THE REVIEWERS SAY
Bubba Begonia is silly, gross and wildly imagined, just the sort of thing that will keep reluctant readers turning the page.
--The Chronicle Herald

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 kids.
--Margaret Poole, Atlantic Books Today

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 ...
ResourceLinks.ca

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!
Canadian Review of Materials

Another positive mention at http://thereadingtub.blogspot.com

 

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