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The Bolds Go Wild

Written by Julian Clary

Illustrated by David Roberts

Part of the The Bolds Series

Adventure Stories Books of the Month Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Stories about Animals

LoveReading View on The Bolds Go Wild

Absolutely fabulous comic adventures

July 2020 Book of the Month

They may be a family of hyenas, but if we were all like the Bolds the world would be a much better place. In case you don’t know, the Bolds live disguised as humans in Teddington. Their two children attend the local primary, and both parents work: Mr Bold writes cracker jokes, Mrs Bold designs extravagant hats. In this story, Mr Bold’s mother arrives from Africa for a visit, and struggles rather with her son’s new lifestyle choice. It looks like the family will be exposed, but the story takes a different turn, and once again the Bolds come to the aid of someone who needs their help. The story is deliciously bonkers, the illustrations just as witty and full of quirky detail, and the Bolds’ live-and-let-live philosophy is a breath of fresh air in our quarrelsome times.  If you want everyone to go to sleep smiling and happy, make this your bedtime reading.

Andrea Reece

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The Bolds Go Wild Synopsis

The Bolds are very surprised to be visited by Fred's mother, Granny Imamu. She's travelled all the way from the Serengeti, and now she's here, she does not approve of what she finds. Hyenas, living as people - whatever next! Granny Imamu starts to stir up mischief with the twins, encouraging them to get in touch with their beastly side at school. And then the twins' teacher comes to the Bolds with a rather unusual problem: her grown-up son Jeffrey just isn't like other people. He's rather hairy, doesn't much like to talk, and loves to monkey about. If animals can become people, could it happen the other way around . . . ?

The Bolds Go Wild 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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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781783448418
Publication date: 02/07/2020
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781783448043
Publication date: 07/03/2019
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783448418
Publication date: 2nd July 2020
Author: Julian Clary
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories, Animals
Recommendations: Books of the Month

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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