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I wasn t looking forward to reading this, it was one of the BASH2017 books but year five chose it, so read it I did It was fine, the children loved the funny parts, particularly the Christmas cracker jokes that Mr Bold writes for a living The undercover hyenas were characters that the children warmed to, maybe not so much for me. How could I not buy this Julian Clary and David Roberts Like all first in a series, there s a certain amount of adjustment as we warm up to the characters, the setting the world according to The Bolds But it s a little gem And it will entertain a certain age group mightily with all the bum jokes Truly awesome David Roberts illustrations I m glad it wasn t me who was asked to make a baby hyena look endearing Roberts obviously found it no challenge at all A great book to share with a six year old My boy spends hours reading through the joke collection which is superbly interwoven into the storyline The Bolds are such ridiculously unbelievable characters that you can t help but suspend disbelief Just sit back, enjoy and chortle as you would at a bad Christmas cracker joke. Sue and Spot are hyenas who love laughing The plain where they lived was becoming a tourist attraction for those wanting to go on a safari Not only were therehumans in the area, it was a fight to eat etc When two humans, Fred and Amelia Bold, get eaten by crocodiles, Sue and Spot come up with an idea They practised standing on two legs and even talking like humans They decided they would take the clothing, money passports and airline tickets from the Bolds tent and head to England Wh Sue and Spot are hyenas who love laughing The plain where they lived was becoming a tourist attraction for those wanting to go on a safari Not only were therehumans in the area, it was a fight to eat etc When two humans, Fred and Amelia Bold, get eaten by crocodiles, Sue and Spot come up with an idea They practised standing on two legs and even talking like humans They decided they would take the clothing, money passports and airline tickets from the Bolds tent and head to England When they arrived in England they had to learn where and how to get food, cross the street and hide their tails When they ran out of money they got jobs They had babies and were living the life When their grumpy, nasty old neighbour saw them, he got suspicious Were they going to be found out Would they end up in a zoo Lots of laughs and adventures with The Bolds Early chapter readers will love this book There are a lot of black and white illustrations throughout to add to the story Julian Clary s humour and distinctive style comes through the text A book to be in every local and school library.I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Mr and Mrs Bold are just like you and me they live in a nice house in Teddington , they have jobs like writing Christmas cracker jokes and they love to have a bit of a giggle One slight difference they re hyenas Yes, that s right they re covered in fur, have tails tucked into their trousers, and they really, really like to laughSo far, the Bolds have managed to keep things under wraps, even when their children Bobby and Betty were born But the nosy man next door smells a rat or a hyena , and a trip to the local wildlife park, and the brilliantly wacky heist that results, could be the end of Teddington s best kept secret Whatever will the neighbours think I saw this book on a recent wander through a London bookstore and thought it was something my class might enjoy The fact that it was written by Julian Clary, whose comedy I ve enjoyed for years, was a deciding factor for me My students loved it, so it s a win for them A hyena couple assume the lives of a British couple devoured on safari and move to England, living and raising their children as humans Much zaniness ensues. I seriously loved this delightful book I would HIGHLY recommend for lovers of the silly, puns, and for kidlets verging into chapter books Despite the high page count for a newer reader, it s full of splendid illustrations to engage multiple senses The only minor issue is British English references might pose a bit of a distraction at first, but beyond this, laugh your way to the bookstore or library and pick this one up Julian Clary has finally found his vocation as a writer of children s fiction Honestly, though, this was really really good I read it to my son for his bedtime story and we both loved it Lots of laughs, and a thoroughly entertaining, engaging story Both of us couldn t wait to read the next chapter we might have had a few later bedtimes reading just a bit. Rather decent book for kids The premise is absolutely silly, but should work well with the kids There s some hidden point to the book about immigration and living paperless, but it s all well hidden underneath the crazy stuff the Bolds do With all the jokes and butts and whatnot, I expect the kids to like this a lot. 3.5 5 stars The Bolds


About the Author: Julian Clary

Julian Clary is an English comedian and novelist Clary began appearing on television in the mid 1980s and became known for his deliberately stereotypical camp style Since then he has also acted in films, television and stage productions, and was the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 10 in 2012.Clary has released two large format comedy books My Life With Fanny The Wonder Dog 1989 and How To Be A Man 1992.Between 2005 and 2008, Clary wrote a fortnightly column for the New Statesman magazine He has also published an autobiography, A Young Man s Passage, which covers his life and career up to the 1993 Norman Lamont incident at the British Comedy Awards In 2007, Clary released his first novel, Murder Most Fab, published by Ebury Press His second novel, Devil in Disguise, was published in 2009 His first book for children, The Bolds, was published by Andersen Press in 2015 Adapted from Wikipedia.


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