Stuff Happens Dale by Adrian Beck
Published by Penguin Books Australia
This is a story about a boy named Dale. He gets picked on a lot, mainly because he has red hair. This gets worse when they are putting on a class play and his lion costume turns out red. Now everyone is picking on him, but one boy in his class is worse than the others. Dan will not let up. He makes Dale’s life really unbearable. Dale and his friend Boaz decide it’s time to get Dan back. They come up with a plan that will leave Dan the laughing stock of the whole play. Then when the play is in action Dale realises his plan won’t just hurt Dan, it will ruin the whole play for everyone. The whole class, the audience and of course their teacher. Is it too late to change the plan? Dale has to hurry to make sure the whole play isn’t ruined.
I liked the play they put on. It seemed like a lot of fun, with lots of great songs, costumes and dancing. It would be fun to be in a play like that. My favourite part of the book came right at the end. The final act of the play was great. You will have to read the book to find out what happens!
Stuff Happens – Dale is a really good book that most kids will enjoy. It’s got lots of stuff that happens to everyone at school and is fun to read. I give this book 4 stars.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Adrian Beck
Title: Stuff Happens Dale
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: May 2016