Dougal Daley : It’s Not My Fault! Is by Jackie Marchant. Previously published as Dougal Trump, it finds a new home with Wacky Bee books, as well as a new name.
Dougal Daley : It’s Not My Fault! originally published back in 2012 under a slightly different title. Newly named and newly published, Dougal Daley is back!
I, Dougal Daley, am dead! Ok I’m not actually dead. But if I’m not careful I soon will be.
In the first book, Dougal finds himself at risk of death from the mysterious creature in his shed. Chances are he isn’t at risk of death at all, but he sounds like a typical seven year old (much like one I know pretty well…) who over exaggerates things that little bit!
Nobody believes Dougal, so he writes his will in case anything happens. Obviously when you write your will and you’re young you make sure the people who do nice things get the good stuff. If you get on Dougal Daley’s bad side you get disinherited!
Dougal loves football. His last will and testament may well involve football-related things… in fact, a lot of the book has sections where Dougal is planning his football related funeral. There are also tributes to him and his football skills from friends and team mates. H found this hilarious – she loves football and could relate to some of it.
Fortunately, there’s plenty of time for football and things in his everyday life, although Dougal finds himself in all kinds of trouble. Obviously, none of it is his fault..!
Dougal Daley : It’s Not My Fault is published by Wacky Bee books and is out now. The age range for this book is 7+.
Writer Jackie Marchant says the book was inspired by a messy bedroom and her son asking a question about writing a will.
H says “if you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid you will like Dougal Daley – I want to read more adventures of his now!”
Dougal Daley is illustrated by Loretta Schauer, the prize-winning illustrator.
We’re part of a blog book tour – we’re up first, check out all these other bloggers as the tour progresses! Dougal Daley : It’s Not My Fault gets a thumbs up from H. She loves reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books so this is ideal.
We were sent the book for the purpose of review. The review contains an Amazon Affiliate link.