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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Brian Ajhar Illustrator. Booker Prize winning author Roddy Doyle is rude, silly and infectiously funny in this book for children. The Gigglers are magical pranksters who exact appropriate revenge on adults who have been mean to children.
Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published July 20th by Scholastic, Inc. More Details Original Title. Rover Adventures Trilogy. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Giggler Treatment. Nov 10, Brad rated it liked it Shelves: humorous , children. The Giggler Treatment is all about poo. So if you too are a fan of the poo, Like I too am a fan of the poo, Then Rover's pile is the poo for you. If you're a bad Mom or a crabby Dad, An adult who likes to make kids sad, A nasty old vampire named Bloody Vlad Or a President who won by a hanging chad.
If you're a grumpy Gus who yells and yells A cook who always leaves in oyster shells, Or a big old tattletale who always tells You best be prepared for stinky smells. Cause the Gigglers, they will not let The Giggler Treatment is all about poo. Cause the Gigglers, they will not let you Leave this place without a dose of dog poo On the bottom side of your size ten shoe.
There, I've given you your only clue. You must do what Mister Mack dids, And always be nice to your little kids, Otherwise you'll have a pair of Blids, That smell of gooey, pooey skids. View 1 comment. Nov 26, Peter Millett rated it it was amazing. I have never seen children's comedy written this way before. It was a shock to the system and a guilty pleasure at the same time.
If I could ever write a book one tenth as funny as this I would happily retire from writing tomorrow. If you don't wet your pants laughing at this tale then quickly go and see a doctor. Something could be wrong with your bladder. My son and I giggled. We liked the seagull best. Feb 03, John of Canada rated it it was amazing Shelves: travel-adventure , animals , erin-go-bragh , made-me-laugh , kids-books , young-readers , thriller. The most I have laughed that I can remember.
There was a surprise in every chapter. Brilliant dialogue ,breathtaking suspense,talking dogs and babies,strange creatures. This book deserves every literary award there is. Feb 08, Madeline rated it liked it Shelves: childrens , recommended-to-me. Cute story. Recommended to me by a fellow reader. May 24, Sue rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction , children-s-books , british. My 5 year old is just starting to have an interest in chapter books and this one is a good one to start with!
Some of the chapters are one page long. I also loved the explanation of differences between British and American English. And, of course, the poo jokes.
View 2 comments. Apr 07, Gary Watts rated it it was amazing. Me and Toby absolutely loved this book, best book we've ever read together. Every adult should read this book at least once every two years, would keep you young, and remind you that there's more than meets the eye with dogs. Shelves: novels. First published on my blog, Nine Pages. I was introduced to this story and to Roddy Doyle by A. I read it before class, then for class, and several times since term ended two years ago, but it never feels that long ago.
The First published on my blog, Nine Pages. The story, coming to us from Ireland, solicitously translates the Irish expressions for Americans so that we know that Mr. Mack, a biscuit tester, spends his day with cookies. My cookie is bleeding! Give me a Band-Aid! My biscuit is bleeding! Give me a plaster! I have always been partial to this style of nonsense.
He is a present narrator and acknowledges the fiction of his story. Doyle speaks directly to the audience about himself as a person and as a writer.
The audience occasionally interjects with a question too, making them a presence within the text if not in the story. Characters also sometimes interrupt the text to interact with the author. The main focus of the story is the dog poo left by the Gigglers, invisible creatures bent on punishing adults for mistreating children. The Gigglers witness Mr. Mack losing his patience with his two sons but not the apology that he later gives them, and so they seek out a big squishy pile of poo and scoot it onto the sidewalk for Mr.
Mack to step into on his way to work. Mack from this misplaced punishment. Four steps of Mr. Sep 27, Angela rated it it was amazing. My lad and I loved his story - what could be more fun than getting revenge on mean grownups by making them step in ginormous piles of poo.
And Rover is awesome - one of the best dog characters in kids' books that I've encountered. Highly recommended for young readers and their parents alike. Nov 05, Niamh Ennis rated it really liked it. Love the humour and the fact that this book tries to preempt the likely questions of the children and adults reading it. I especially love the background of the Gigglers and the Mack family. Sep 12, Ella rated it really liked it Shelves: novels. I saw this book read to a year 2 class who loved it and found it very funny.
The Giggler treatment
Beware, all grown-ups who are contemplating being mean to a child. Do so at your peril. In this funny, very silly, and very gross story for middle graders, Booker-winning Irish author Doyle for adults, A Star Called Henry , , etc. The Gigglers, color-changing, elf-like creatures, have, since the beginning of time, paid dogs or other animals for their droppings and left the stuff around so that unsuspecting, mean adults might step in it.
THE GIGGLER TREATMENT
Review by Jamie Whitfield. Want a book that will have kids, no matter what age, giggling and laughing out loud? The Giggler Treatment begins as Mister Mack walks to the train station. A bird sings.
The Giggler Treatment