How can one precocious six-year-old boy be so much fun! Bertie shines on in Sunshine on Scotland Street, the newest installment of the 44 Scotland Street novels by Alexander McCall-Smith. In this episode, Bertie finds a very inventive way to forever be done with wearing his strawberry colored dungarees that have embarrassed him numerous times through several previous books. His mother continues to make life difficult in additional ways, such as insisting that Bertie sell healthy snacks, carrot-men, at the school fair. We follow Cyril, the gold-toothed dog, on his adventurous life while his master, Angus Lordie and Domenica are on their wedding trip. I love the way the author makes simple everyday encounters a lesson in the way people think and interact. McCall-Smith makes us laugh at the absurd way we look at ourselves and perceive others using little boys and dogs and a variety of people.