READ BY DAVID WALLIAMS!! Another hilarious and moving novel from bestselling, critically acclaimed author David Walliams, the natural successor to Roald Dahl.
A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David’s previous bestsellers.
Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma.
1) She was once an international jewel thief.
2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help….
©2011 David Walliams (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Praise for Billionaire Boy: "David Walliams is fast becoming a writer to be reckoned with." (Daily Express)
"…the book speaks volumes about children's very basic needs for love and affection." (The Daily Mail)
A triumphant mix of wit and warmth" (Telegraph, Books of the Year)
This book was hilarious! I just had to listen to it once more as soon as it was finished. :)
David is a brilliant voice artist and he really brought an already good and funny book to an even higher level.
Warning! An unvoluntary outburst of giggles or laugher may occure! :D
"A Good Book for Everyone on a Long Car Journey"
Having 2 7 year old kids and a 5 hours car ride ahead of us, this was the ideal book for us all to listen to. David Walliams narrates and helps bring the book to life for all. The story line is fun and with some good take aways for the kids. It especially handles the death of the Granny well. Now where was that cabbage soup?
A very funny book that entertained the whole family on a long car journey - ages 7, 12, 16 plus parents.
"Fantastic for kids and adults."
My son and myself absolutely LOVED this we have no got other by David Walliams, have recommended to many people. A+A+A+A+
"Great Family Story"
Gangsta Granny is a great book which I enjoyed listening to as much as my seven year old son and five year old daughter. David Walliams' story has many of the same qualities which appeal to children in Roald Dahl's books. It is funny and rather irreverent with great characters thrown into an exciting adventure.
"Great Bedtime Read"
I played this for my son to listen to at bedtime while I was revising for exams!
"Fabulous!!, forget it is for children!"
Really enjoyed this, only listened to it as I had downloaded one for my grandchildren and I think I enjoyed it as much as she did! I have now heard them all ( children havn't!)
"another fab one from mr walliams"
as the title says another fab one from mr walliams - my son loves theese books - hes a big fan of dahl but theese come a very close second for him anyway - definaltely recomend them for tweenagers xx
"Gangsta granny is great!"
From the beginning I was laughing. I will never try cabbage soup but I do want to play scrabble with gangsta grannie. She is so good at telling stories and I liked it best when she decided to steal the crown jewels. I'm 7 and I loved it, even the ending. I asked my grannie to help me steal the crown jewels but she had an appointment at the hairdressers. Children and mummies and daddies will love this book. Listen to it today!
"perfect for the long drive!"
kids were enthralled and it was read so wonderfully that the adults were too! just great.
"Great for the children in the car"
Our 6 & 5 year olds enjoyed it. Probably aimed at children slightly older and think will bear another reading.
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