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The Bolds

Written by Julian Clary

Illustrated by David Roberts

Part of the The Bolds Series

The Bolds Synopsis

Mr and Mrs Bold are just like you and me: they live in a nice house (in Teddington), they have jobs (like writing Christmas cracker jokes) and they love to have a bit of a giggle. One slight difference: they're hyenas. Yes, that's right - they're covered in fur, have tails tucked into their trousers, and they really, really like to laugh. So far, the Bolds have managed to keep things under wraps, even when their children Bobby and Betty were born. But the nosy man next door smells a rat (or a hyena), and a trip to the local wildlife park, and the brilliantly wacky heist that results, could be the end of Teddington's best-kept secret. Whatever will the neighbours think?

The Bolds Press Reviews

The book's hilarious plot and abundant illustrations make it a top choice for reluctant readers. Wildly original and very funny * Kirkus, starred review * Although Clary plays up the humour the underlying warm message is of tolerance towards those who are supposedly different from the norm. Glorious black-and-white illustrations add to the mayhem. * Daily Mail * Joyful * Telegraph, Best Holiday Reading for Kids * Funny and clever with a good dose of yucky humour. Children will appreciate the wry digs at the nonsense of modern living and Roberts' illustrations are an absolute delight. * The Bookseller, Fiona Noble * Roberts' manically expressive black and white illustrations capitalize on the unapologetically silly premise... Clary mixes animal fact with imaginative, entertaining fiction. * Publishers Weekly *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783443642
Publication date: 30th July 2015
Author: Julian Clary
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 272 pages

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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