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The Bolds' Christmas Cracker

Written by Julian Clary

Illustrated by David Roberts

Part of the The Bolds Series

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The Bolds' Christmas Cracker Review

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Bring the Bolds into your home for some festive fun and frolics! Julian Clary’s stories of the Bolds, a family of hyenas who live in Teddington disguised as humans, are full of fun, mischief and charm, and so is this Bolds-themed Christmas activity book.  Packed with David Roberts’ fabulous illustrations it’s gorgeous to look at and the different activities featured are certain to keep everyone smiling too. Naturally the jokes are of a particularly high standard – Mr Bold’s job is to write cracker jokes after all – but there are some good riddles too as well as puzzles and, best of all, lots of chances to draw or write about the Bolds. Lots of fun and a perfect Christmas gift.

Andrea Reece

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The Bolds' Christmas Cracker Synopsis

Who hides in the bakery at Christmas? A mince spy! What happened to the hyena who swallowed an Oxo cube? He made a laughing stock of himself! Merry Christmas!

The Bolds, the wildest family in Teddington, are back with a bumper book of jolly japes. It's packed with rib-tickling jokes and puzzles including wordsearches, crosswords, mazes, riddles and spot the difference to keep kids entertained long after the Christmas presents are unwrapped!

The Bolds' Christmas Cracker Press Reviews

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

“Laughs from the first page to the last”   The Week Junior

"Clary writes at a quick-fire pace, with short, snappy sentences and lots of jokes" Telegraph

"Bursting with fun" Guardian

"Glorious’ Daily Mail

"Heaps of fun" Heat

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ISBN: 9781783448425
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783448425
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Julian Clary
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Puzzles / Activities, Humorous, Quiz Books, Animals

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 ...

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