Hilariously illustrated, a cautionary story about a girl with an amazing talent for burping
On an ordinary morning, in an ordinary room, an up-till-now perfectly ordinary Bertha does an extremely extra-ordinary burp. A burp so extraordinary, it knocks things over—including apples off of trees and even her teacher's glasses off his face! When word of her humongous burp gets out, she is asked to perform at the school concert, and from that point on Bertha's fame is assured. TV, recording, and film offers flood in. But burping can be a dangerous skill . . . is her new found celebrity stardom all just a lot of hot air?
About the Author
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.