Bill Myers’ classic children’s series from Tommy Nelson is coming out in new editions to capture a whole new generation of young readers.
Wally McDoogle is back. And this time, his high jinx has a twenty-first century twist. Written by Bill Meyers and published in new editions by Tommy Nelson, the series hits shelves September 2019 with the delightful first in “The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle” series: My Life as a Smashed Burrito with Extra Hot Sauce.
About My Life as a Smashed Burrito with Extra Hot Sauce
The first in Myer’s series introduces Wally McDoogle, a nerdy, clumsy, wanna-be writer enduring Camp Wahkah Wahkah, a church summer camp. He deals with all the drama, the bad food, the practical jokes, and the bully, Gary the Gorilla. When camp counselor Dale starts teaching the kids about the wisdom of being kind to others, Wally begin to realize there is more to Gary than what meets the eye.
I had heard of this series when it first came out thirty years ago, but I never read it. After reading “My Life As a Smashed Burrito with Extra Hot Sauce,” I now plan to correct that mistake. Not only would it appeal to its target audience of older elementary and tweens, it’s a book adults would enjoy reading. I often read passages aloud to my husband.
This book is excellent in all aspects. With new and updated cultural references, it is well-written, with fully developed characters, humorous dialogue, and an insightful look into the minds of kids, proving why Myers is an award-winning writer.
Now with fresh covers, line art throughout the text, and updated cultural references, young readers have a new opportunity to join Wally on his zany adventures.