The Adventures of BB, Shlumbernerd, and William Review & Giveaway

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The Adventures of BB, Shlumbernerd, and William

Author: N.D. Picton

Genre: Middle Grade, Ages 9-13, and Adults

About the Book

Some days, being a kid ain’t pretty. You want to be the hero of the story, but end up being your own worst enemy. And then life throws up endless problems for you to solve…

Three kids. Endless adventures. Some side-slittinly hilarious, some just plain terrifying.

This comical treasure trove of stories doubles as a ‘how-to’ manual for kids. It shows how to: deal with schoolyard bullies, silence monster brats, organize a protest march at school, get rid of incriminating evidence and doge a herd of angry cattle. And that’s just for starters.

Life was never going to be boring living out west on a farm.

This is an action-packed adventure story that is entertaining for readers aged 9-13, middle school students, and adults ( of all ages ). It explores themes of family, friendship and the importance of facing challenges with a pinch of laughter and a lot of persistence.


N.C. Picton

N. D. Picton is a children’s author who once accidentally left a winning lottery ticket in a pocket and let it go through the wash. 

Having had the childhood fantasy of living out in the bush, this was ruthlessly dashed when it became apparent that having no survival skills, a total inability to assemble anything and a fear of sharp knives, might prove slightly disadvantageous. The obvious next course of action was to take up a teaching career.

N. D. Picton’s hobbies include: walking alpacas, blending spinach, broccoli and kale drinks for breakfast, appearing in the background of TV news reports and playing the duduk.

Living in Queensland, Australia with one daughter and a spoilt dog called Daisy, ‘The Adventures of BB, Shlumbernerd and William’ is the first children’s book published by this author.

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My Review

This book has 20 chapters that are each like an individual short story. Every story is a separate adventure of three siblings. These siblings are nicknamed BB, Shlumbernerd, and the real name of William. They grew up on a large farm in Australia where they found themselves in the middle of quite a few wild adventures.

To call them mischievous would be an understatement! Living with their parents and Grandma on a farm, they had plenty of room to roam. They were lucky enough to grow up before all the screens, and spent lots of time outdoors. You’ll laugh a lot at some of the naughty things that they did (and maybe you did, too.)

Children that are ages 9-13 will laugh at these crazy predicaments and adults will feel a lot of nostalgia at the way we grew up. Each adventure is so different and some of these stories will have you worried about the young ones. These children had some very busy guardian angels!

Children will definitely relate to some of the situations that these kids got into and will have lots of fun reading this book of adventures.


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