The Bolds

E Books The Bolds I wasn t looking forward to reading this it was one of the BASH books but year five chose it so read it I did It was fine the children loved the funny parts particularly th

E-Books The Bolds 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. . The Bolds is a Book 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 laugh.So far, the Bolds have managed to kMr 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 laugh.So 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. 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.. Bestseller Ebook The Bolds I saw this book and the cover immediately pulled me in (I am a cover lover after all), after checking the blurb, I knew I just had to get this book, and I did.And I am so happy I did, because this book was amazing, it was funny, it was a bit sad at times, at times I was frustrated with a certain character, but generally I just laughed my butt off at the silliness, the bad jokes, the whole family (especially the dad). I won't tell you their secret, though I guess, you could guess from just looking at the cover. What other creature laughs so much, what other creature is so hairy with spots, what else has such big teeth and snouts? Still I will let people find it out themselves, it is a secret that is quickly told (in the first few pages), but I still don't want to tell anything. I loved The Bolds, I love what they build up, and I had a laugh when they had to tell their kids about their secret and what to do with it. The kids had finally reached the age were they could be told about it, and to know what they are. The kids were really fantastic, and I really liked them. The parents were fun, and I especially liked the dad. He really cared about his wife and kids, he tried to cheer them up during times that weren't easy (though of course, them being these kind of critters, they always were always laughing). Though he was also the most wild out of the Bolds. He did all sorts of things that could endanger their stay there. There is also the typical trope of old, grumpy, bleh, dude next door. I really don't like that trope, it was the one thing that I didn't like throughout the book. Only at the ending (with the revelation) did I start to like him a bit. I still didn't like that he acted the way he did. I found it rude, bad, and I just wanted him out of the story.I did love that little girl who was friends with the kids. I was worried about how the story would go when certain things came to light, but she really surprised me. I hope she will get a bigger role in the next one. What happens around the middle of the book and which continues to the end? I loved it, I am sure I could have loved a story about The Bolds all the book long, but this brought some extra excitement and fun to the story. I can't wait to see these new characters in the next book, I am curious as to what happens in that one. There are also illustrations and boy oh boy I loved them! They fit the hilarious family, the crazy antics that happened in their lives. It captured The Bolds perfectly, while I was reading I could just picture them like the way the artist did. :DAll in all this is one great, hilarious book, and I would highly recommend it. As for me? I already pre-ordered the next book and can't wait for it to come out. Review first posted at http://twirlingbookprincess.com/

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  1. 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.

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  1. I saw this book and the cover immediately pulled me in I am a cover lover after all , after checking the blurb, I knew I just had to get this book, and I did.And I am so happy I did, because this book was amazing, it was funny, it was a bit sad at times, at times I was frustrated with a certain character, but generally I just laughed my butt off at the silliness, the bad jokes, the whole family especially the dad I won t tell you their secret, though I guess, you could guess from just looking at [...]


  2. 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.


  3. Aidosti hauska ja v h n syv llinenkin tarina hyeenoista, jotka ottivat tilaisuudesta vaarin ja muuttivat Lontooseen Juttu on v lill koskettava, v lill j nnitt v ja sis lt sopivasti peppuhuumoriakin.Kakkosvinkkaukseen mukaan niille, jotka kest v h n enemm n niin juonen, pituuden kuin ajattelunkin kannalta.



  4. 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 there humans 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 ar [...]


  5. Sopivasti p hk tarina siit , miten hyeenaperhe el ihmisten keskuudessa rsytt v hulvattomuushan sopii t ydellisesti hyeenoille, joten siit ei voi nyt kirjaa moittia Aikuislukijana en paikoin voinut olla rinnastamatta el inp henkil iden tuntemuksia maahanmuuttoon ja jopa paperittomana el miseen, mutta meno ei ollut mitenk n osoittelevaa Kuvitus oli useimmiten taitettu ihan mahtavasti Teksti sen verran paljon, ett t m ilahduttaa l hinn sujuvasti ja kohtalaisen mielell n lukevia alakoululaisia.


  6. 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.


  7. 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


  8. 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 .


  9. This book definitely has an English humor The premise is totally ridiculous like much English humor a family of hyenas discovers the clothes of English tourists fit so they decide to take on their lives by returning on the flight and occupying their home and all aspects of their lives I do think students will LOVE this there are jokes sparkled throughout and most 8 or 9 year old readers happily accept what the author narrator is presenting as actual Will share this initial text as part of the Gr [...]


  10. 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.


  11. I tried to like this one As a Children s librarian, I read a lot of silly books But this one is one of the silliest I was bored because even with a crazy story line wild hyenas from Africa decide to come to England and impersonate people , I wasn t really laughing or even giggling It was a chore to read it.


  12. Interesting concept My children liked the gags If he wasn t a celebrity it would have had a stiff edit, which it needs Lots of telling to the point that you lose connection with the lovely, quirky characters he s created, which is real shame This had potential to be really good The illustrations are fantastic.







  13. I enjoyed the humour of this It was different, however my son 9 years felt it was a bit young I liked the layout of the book, this should be appealing to reluctant readers.







  14. Synopsis from the Andersen Press websiteMr 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 laugh.So far, the Bolds have managed to keep things under wraps, even when their children Bobby and Betty were born But the nosy man ne [...]


  15. Heeeeeee hee hee That s a hyena laughing, in case you were wondering I loved this Clary is a natural children s story writer, and doesn t try too hard to make himself funny, instead putting the humour directly into the situation and characters, making it an entertaining read.I ve had lots of requests for this since mentioning it to library customers, and my book group ages 7 10 think it s a winner I m included to agree.A pair of hyenas hijack a human couple s passports and clothes after an unfor [...]


  16. I love this book, the combination of David Roberts expressive human dressed hyenas, and Julian Clary s very clever and usually laughing hyena family, is spot on The story begins with the transformation of two wild hyenas, Sue and Spot from Africa They become gentrified British folk posing as humans, living and working in Middlesex, England It all occurs because of a hair rising incident Two honeymooners unwittingly go swimming in an African safari camp, yet as a full page illustration depicts, a [...]


  17. After two hyenas witness a newlywed couple be devoured while on safari, they decide being a person sounds like fun, and they ve picked up a fair amount of English listening to tourists all these years, so why not They quickly dress in the newly vacant clothes and POOF they re taken for humans.What a fun premise And what a disappointment The story arc didn t quite feel finished, and there were all sorts of opportunities built right into the plot for the author to heighten the stakes but Clary jus [...]


  18. Sue and Spot love laughing well they re hyenas after all They noticed that their safari plain was getting and tourists so they began to listen and learn from these strange creatures called humans They practised standing on two legs and even talking like humans So one day when they discovered clothing, money, air tickets and passports left beside a watering hole full of crocodiles , they decided to become Fred and Amelia Bold the couple who had just gone for a swim and became a crocodile s lunc [...]


  19. I ve only ever read a short part of one of Clary s books ages ago on the Kindle, which was shockingly rude, so this being a children s book and because I liked his recent nature programmes, I thought I d give it a whirl.At first glance, this looks as though it might fall between two stools 250 odd pages is long for a children s book, even one in large print with pictures everywhere The illustrations are very nicely drawn, but would surely be attractive in a wide format, colour book That aside, [...]


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