Granny Grabbers' Whizz Bang World by Charlotte Haptie
  

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Shortlisted for the 2013 Leeds Book Award. Meet Delilah Smart and her robot nanny Granny Grabbers!

Synopsis

Granny Grabbers' Whizz Bang World by Charlotte Haptie

Delilah Smart is just an ordinary child who wants to have a normal childhood, but her parents have other plans. They are determined that she wins the Worldwide Junior Extreme General Knowledge Competition and in order to achieve this Delilah must cram all day and only play with educational toys like the Sir Isaac Newton Brain Building Bear. And because Mr and Mrs Smart are Very Busy People Indeed they buy a childcare robot to do the boring stuff like looking after her. But Robot Granny Grabbers has hidden qualities and her own views on how to raise Deliliah. She let's her eat chocolate cake and play on trampolines. She builds aircrafts out of household objects and orders pets off the internet. And very soon Delilah is learning how to have fun. Then disaster strikes! Happy Home Robotics learn of Granny Grabbers' errant robot qualities and send a Nanny Deluxe replacement whose circuits are wired to ensure NO IMAGINATION whatsoever. Is Granny Grabbers for the scrapheap? It's instant Action Stations for Delilah Smart and the team ...

Reviews

'Artfully told, this is good stuff.' Independent

'One of the most gloriously funny creations you'll read about this year ... a light-hearted, happy book which will have young readers laughing out loud' The Bookbag

'fun and fearless for boys and girls, bringing together the perfect amount of mischief and mayhem, ideal for a summer read and cetainly one for the school bookbag!'
The Golden Treasury Review

A very funny story... will have you gripped from the word go. Primary Times

An entertaining read, full of comical inventions and madcap escapades. Booktrust

An exciting story that will keep you smiling from start to finish! Aquila

About the Author

Charlotte Haptie has wanted to be a writer since she was seven, but has had a number of more sensible jobs in between. Her first published book, Otto and the Flying Twins began the adventures of Otto in the magical City of Trees, received widespread critical acclaim and was an international bestseller. Charlotte grew up in Buckinghamshire and Merseyside, and now lives in Devon.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Author

Charlotte Haptie
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Author's Website

www.charlottehaptie.co.uk

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

5th July 2012

ISBN

9781444904086

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