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Bad Dad

Written by David Walliams

Illustrated by Tony Ross

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LoveReading View on Bad Dad

A comic crime caper to delight dads and lads

It's all about boys and their dads in David Walliams' new bestseller for children. Frank adores his dad and wants to be just like him. But when Gilbert gets mixed up with the thoroughly nasty Mr Big and his henchmen, the sublimely nicknamed Fingers and Thumbs, it's up to Frank to act like a grown up and sort things out. Gilbert is a champion stock-car racer and the book features some terrifically exciting and funny car chases. There's a wonderful cast of eccentric and lovable characters too, I especially liked Auntie Flip who meets her soulmate in the endearing Reverend Judith. The relationship between Frank and his dad is full of tenderness and when after myriad adventure and challenges they reach their happy ever after, we leave them enjoying a 'huggle', part hug, part cuddle, their own special embrace.

Andrea Reece

Bad Dad Synopsis

The new heart-warming and hilariously brilliant story from number one bestselling author David Walliams. Beautifully illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.

Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones. There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones. There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . . A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big - and winning! This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter! Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure - and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!

Bad Dad Press Reviews

Praise for David Walliams:

I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics. - Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole

Dahl finally has a worthy successor - Telegraph

Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air - The Sun

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008164669
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780008164652
Publication date: 01/11/2017
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008164669
Publication date: 7th February 2019
Author: David Walliams
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers

About David Walliams

David Walliams is fast becoming a global phenomenon in the world of children’s literature – his ability to wow fans is unprecedented with global sales over 14.1 million. His most recent fiction title, The World’s Worst Children, published on 19th May 2016 sold over 340,000 copies in the UK alone. It went straight to No. 1 on release where it stayed for 4 weeks and also concurred Children’s Books charts, where it stayed at No.1 for 7 weeks. Internationally sales continue to thrive, The World’s Worst Children also went straight to No. 1 in the Australian children’s ...

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