Burping Bertha

A super-silly favourite by funny genius Michael Rosen. Can you burp as loud as Bertha? We bet you can’t: nobody can! Bertha’s burps are so powerful they knock apples off trees. They deflect footballs, and send her teacher’s glasses flying! In some schools, she’d get told off. (Sigh.) Instead, Bertha’s headmistress asks her to perform at the school concert. From that moment on, Bertha is famous! Newspapers beg for her story. She stars on TV shows. Record deals and film offers flood in. But as Bertha’s burps get bigger and bigger, will her talent get her into trouble?

  • A witty cautionary tale by star author Michael Rosen
  • Funny pictures by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross
  • Michael Rosen is one of the UK’s top children’s authors
  • He served as Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009

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  • loved it

    Buuuurppp that’s all Bertha does Ok book

    8 March 2014

  • Burping Bertha is a very funny book. I wish she came to my school as lots of funny things happen. Maybe she could teach me how to burp whenever I wanted. It does get her into a lot of trouble though. I really enjoyed this book, I highly recommend it for eight and overs.

    5 March 2014

  • It’s okay I suppose

    6 March 2013

  • not for me

    it is so boring

    4 May 2012

  • Bertha can burp whenever she wants (I wish I could!). This makes very funny things happen at her school! I wonder how it would be to have her at MY school?

    Jonathan, age 6

    17 April 2012

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    Michael Rosen

    Michael Rosen is an author, poet and broadcaster, best known for classic books like We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. He was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009


    Michael won the Nestle Smarties prize for We’re Going On a Bear Hunt. He was awarded the Eleanor Farjeon prize for services to Children’s literature in 1997, and was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009.

  • Tony Ross

    Multi-award-winning Tony Ross has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been published all over the world. As well as his own books, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.


    Tony Ross has won a number of awards for illustration, including the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for the best illustrations by a foreign artist.

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