Fairground Surprise by Linda Newbery
Usborne Publishing ISBN 9781409522034
Barney loves living on Jim's narrowboat and he particularly enjoys it when Jim's young grandson is staying with them. Freddie is hoping to buy his grandfather a surprise birthday present but he is horrified when his piggy bank with all his savings falls into the canal. He tries to rescue it but things really start to go wrong and Barney realises it is time for him to try and sort things out. This is a warm-hearted adventure in this lovely series. It is about fun, loyalty and friends and is ideal for newly-confident young readers.