LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

The Bolds on Holiday

Written by Julian Clary

Illustrated by David Roberts

Part of the The Bolds Series

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Humorous Recommended Children's eBooks Animals

LoveReading View on The Bolds on Holiday

There are wonderful new laughs as the Bolds, the hairiest family in Teddington, set off on holiday. The extended Bold family – that’s Mr and Mrs, the twins Bobby and Betty, Uncle Tony whom they rescued from a safari park and Miranda a monkey who was rescued too  - are going camping in Cornwall. Simple enough except that the Bolds have a very BIG secret. Will they be able to keep everything they need hidden while they are away? Being the Bolds, things are bound to go wrong – and they do especially when Bobby is mistaken for a puppy and snatched by a notorious dognapper!  David Roberts’s brilliant illustrations make the most of Julian Clary’s riotous story. ~ Julia Eccleshare

LoveReading4Kids

The Bolds on Holiday Synopsis

Carry on camping with dream team Julian Clary and David Roberts! It's the summer holidays, and the hairiest family in Teddington decide to take a well-earned holiday by the seaside. With their extended hyena family in tow, they head on down to Cornwall for a spot of camping. But it's never long before trouble sniffs these hyenas out, and Bobby is mistaken for a pup and snatched by a wicked dognapper. The Bolds will need all their ingenuity to hunt her down and rescue all the pilfered pooches. But can these hyenas-in-disguise save the day, without letting the cat out of the bag...?

For games, activities and more about the series visit www.andersenpress.co.uk/TheBolds

The Bolds on Holiday Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series, The Bolds. You can click here to read their full reviews.

  • Alexander & Daniel Bisland, age 10 & 8 - 'We loved the book because it was funny, exhilarating and we couldn’t stop laughing. We would love to read a second book in this series. We recommend it to 8+ or 7+ if reading with a parent.  We also love the illustrations.'
  • Toby Pickering, age 8 - 'This book is very funny and addictive. I really enjoyed reading it. The story was exciting and I loved the jokes that were mixed in throughout the book.'
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 10 - 'Such a funny book. Absolutely loved it and couldn't stop laughing. The Bolds are a family of Hyenas who are trying to blend in with humans and hope that nobody notices!'
  • Matthew Wilson, age 7 - 'This story is BRILLIANT!'
  • Sophie Moore, age 9 - 'I read The Bolds by Julian Clary which I really enjoyed, it was funny because the Bolds were hyenas pretending to look like humans.'
  • Susan Wilsher - 'Full of quirky illustrations that become part of the text, different fonts to add to the plot and pages that are dark to indicate night or being underground, the chapters are easily achievable and satisfying sections of the story.'
  • Stephanie Chaplin, age 9 - 'My favourite part was when the Bolds (the human ones) stripped and became a crocodile’s lunch....I loved this book.'
  • Rodrigo Davies, age 8 - '. I was reading it at night and it kept leaving me hanging because I had to go to sleep! Lots of cliff-hangers! I really liked the fun ending as well.'
  • Hermione Chaytors, age 6 - 'Perfection in a book!'
  • Clair Chaytors (Hermione’s mum) - 'My six year old daughter thought The Bold family were hilarious and she was in stiches throughout...Watch out David Walliams, you have serious competition!'
  • Jennifer Wood, age 7 - 'This hilarious book, packed full of jokes, about a family of hyenas had me laughing out loud.'
  • Mia Goodman, age 8 - 'I really enjoyed The Bolds, it was a very funny book full of jokes. Most of the jokes made me laugh, however, I didn't laugh at all of them as I didn't understand them all.'
  • Lauren, age 9 - 'The Bolds is an extremely funny, in fact hilarious, book about two hyenas who decides to move to England to live as humans. Unfortunately, human life is not all easy.'
  • Georgie Docwra, age 10 - 'I loved this book so much that I read it in one day!! It is a very, very hilarious book and I kept reading funny sections out to my family!'
  • Ruby Widdas, age 8 - 'Amazing! That’s how I’d describe this book. A story about a family who are not quite as they seem guaranteed to make you laugh your pants your off.'
  • Cameron Lobban, age 10 - 'A story and joke book in one! Be prepared to laugh all the way through.'
  • Rachel Galbraith, age 10 - 'The Bolds is the most hairy book I've read in years!'

The Bolds on Holiday Press Reviews

I wish we lived next door to the Bolds! -- Davina McCall

Silliness and fun -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week

David Roberts's brilliant illustrations make the most of Julian Clary's riotous story -- Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4Kids

With silly jokes, crazy characters and exciting escapades, this book has laughs from the first page to the last. The Week Junior Riotous -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller


If you loved this, you might like these...

Uncle Gobb and the Plot Plot
The Race to Hornswaggle Rock
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12)

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781783445202
Publication date: 13/07/2017
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781783445066
Publication date: 02/02/2017
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783445202
Publication date: 13th July 2017
Author: Julian Clary
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Humorous, Animals
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks, Reviewed by Children
Other Categories: Audio Books, World Book Day

About Julian Clary

Julian Clary is a comedian, entertainer and novelist, who has toured across the world with his one-man shows. He became a household name in the late 1980s, and remains one of the country's most popular (and least predictable) entertainers. Julian has appeared on numerous popular TV shows including Celebrity Big Brother (which he won), Strictly Come Dancing, This Morning, QI, Have I Got News For You and is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4's Just a Minute. He has starred in West End productions of Taboo and Cabaret, and appears in panto most years - he loves wearing silly ...

More About Julian Clary

More Books By Julian Clary

Cover for The Bolds Go Wild by Julian Clary
Cover for The Bolds in Trouble by Julian Clary
Cover for The Bolds in Trouble by Julian Clary
View All Books By Julian Clary

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×