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The Rover Adventures: The Giggler Treatment / Rover Saves Christmas / The Meanwhile Adventures (Rover Adventures Trilogy)

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This special edition contains three classic Rover adventures. The stories included are 'The Giggler Treatment', 'Rover Saves Christmas', and 'The Meanwhile Adventures'.
Published by Scholastic (first published November 5th 2007)
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Dec 21, 2014 Marianne rated it it was amazing
This is the funniest book I read in my entire life. I read Rover's Christmas for the first time in french when I was eight and i've re-read st least seven times since then. I can tell you the french translation is excellent.I would recommend this book to children as young as seven years old but teenagers could like it too.
I liked all of the stories equally and I laughed at every page. The book was perfect, it was fun, original, absurd and unexpected. :)
Apr 13, 2009 Shannon rated it really liked it
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I read this out loud to my son (7) and he loved it and laughed continuously, causing me to rethink this as a bedtime story!

This is a great book for young boys who are fascinated with dog poo and almost stepping in it.

The only reason I did not give this anthology 5 stars was because we didn't like the last story (the meanwhile adventures) quite as much as the others.

I would recommend this book to anyone who has a kid who isn't interested in books and who has reached that particular age where bur
Oct 14, 2012 Aisling rated it it was amazing
I loved these books in primary school they were awesome and the best thing was I had to read them for school. So I got good marks while laughing my pants off
Aug 26, 2012 Lara rated it liked it
i guess im a bit mean for giving it three stars but...well im the giggler treatment theres too much POO!!but i guess the rest are funny. very, very ridiculous though:p
Louise (A Strong Belief in Wicker)
Three books in one, and a special one because we bought it on holiday in Dublin. The first- The Giggler Treatment, is about little creature called Gigglers who seek revenge on adults who are mean to kids. Let's just say that The Giggler Treatment involves quite a lot of dog poo. Very funny stuff for kids. And enough to kep the adult readers entertained too. The second story Santa calls on Rover to help save Christmas. The basic story is funny, but it's too long overall and it devolves somewhat ...more
Jan 03, 2014 Mae rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book has 3 stories. The Giggler Treatment I like a bit. There's Rover Saves Christmas, which I haven't read yet. And The Meanwhile Adventures, which I like a lot. The Meanwhile Adventures is also very funny, especially when they say 'boring'. They say that nearly 20 times in the story! The Giggler Treatment is nice because they give adults the giggler treatment, who have been mean to their children. Rover makes the poo. Robby, Jimmy and Kayla's dad gets the giggler treatment because he sent ...more
Jan 06, 2010 Ryan rated it it was amazing
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This book is about three little men who give the giggler treatment. I'm not going to tell you what the giggler treatment is but if you read this book you will find out. This book is a great book and one of my favorites.

I liked this book very much. I think the giggler treatment should happen in real life but it doesn't so to bad for me. I think this book would be a book I liked and you know me i don't like many books but I liked this book.

I recommened this book to alot of people nwho don't lik
Roane Swindon
I know I don't fit this novel's target market, so perhaps this is unfair comment, but the actual entertainment value, uniqueness, and fun in these books is completely negated by the authorial intrusions and hopping back to forth between chapters. Indeed, the book is filled with wastes of space. I know JK Rowling called Doyle a 'genius', and perhaps he is when you consider the main plots, but to me his technique is simply annoying and distracting.
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Mar 18, 2013 Lucy June Whitefords rated it it was amazing
I got this book as a gift a few years back, and I started reading it. I was in Grade Two, and it was my first novel I read by myself, and I totally laughed out loud! It was a dream book for me. I agree with J K Rowling: "Roddy Doyle is an absolute genius!" I gave it to my little cousin (who likes poo) for Christmas, and we read it together. We both giggled a lot.
Mar 29, 2013 crazy-book-lady rated it it was amazing
My 6 year old twins adore this book. They laughed so hard that it almost resulted in bodily injuries (i.e. falling off the bed). It has become a family favourite and we wish Roddy Doyle would write more Rover adventures (or at least kids' books). Isn't that interesting?
Jan 04, 2015 F.j.commelin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Absolutely wonderful nonsens.
Keep all your disbelief behind and say : I believe in Rover the talking, pooing, computering dog.
The adventures are all his three adventures in one cover and that with the joy enhancing illustrations by Brian Ajhar.
Jun 19, 2016 LolliCandyPop rated it it was amazing
It took me awhile to finish reading this book. It was SO Hilarious! The characters, dialogues, story, writing ALL of it were so hilarious! I can't stop my smile and laugh every time! Definitely rating it 5 stars!
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Jan 01, 2014 Luis Adriano rated it really liked it
Meanwhile, I still remember, with much affection, enjoying these with my daughter when she was younger.
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Roddy Doyle (Irish: Ruaidhrí Ó Dúill) is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. Several of his books have been made into successful films, beginning with The Commitments in 1991. He won the Booker Prize in 1993.

Doyle grew up in Kilbarrack, Dublin. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from University College, Dublin. He spent several years as an English and geography teacher before becoming
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Other Books in the Series

Rover Adventures Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Giggler Treatment
  • Rover Saves Christmas
  • The Meanwhile Adventures

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