Written by David Walliams
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Category Winner of The Red House Children’s Book Award 2013 & Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012. Following in the footsteps of the great Roald Dahl, David Walliams has shown in his previous titles including Mr Stink that he knows how to make his readers laugh! Ben’s granny is really boring; staying with her is a nightmare of eating cabbage, playing Scrabble and being treated like a baby. But then he discovers something rather AMAZING about his dull old gran; she has a biscuit tin full of jewellery including the biggest and most sparkling diamond he has ever seen. Life with a gangsta gran is quite a different thing and soon Ben is off on a wild and hilarious adventure.
Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
Another hilarious and moving novel from bestselling, critically acclaimed author David Walliams, the natural successor to Roald Dahl. A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David's previous bestsellers. Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben's help...
Anyone who thinks that all grannies do is wear mauve, play Scrabble and smell of cabbage will laugh out loud at David Walliams's new book, Gangsta Granny. - The Telegraph Magazine
Just like Walliams previous books, it's very funny and superbly perceptive, with loads of clever observations about the kind of thing we got up to when we were young, which is why it's so appealing to adults too. - Heat
This is possibly David's funniest book ever. - Heat
David's fourth novel confirms his reputation as the Roald Dahl of his generation. - Woman's Way Magazine
It's hilarious and will make you cry. David Walliams hits a high note. - Guardian By Kids, For Kids Review'
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