The Bolds

The Bolds

By Author / Illustrator

Julian Clary, David Roberts



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Andersen Press Ltd




Paperback / softback




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?


Tanjina - Age 9

I liked the bit when Bobby used his hyena hand and feet to jump the highest for the Sport's Day competition and the boy Kyle, who was a show-off, got embarrassed. Well done to Julian Clary for putting a lot of description in to paint a picture in the reader's head. My favourite character is Mrs Bold because she has a weird and crazy imagination while making her hats, which she then sells in the market. I recommend this book to people who like crazy and joke books because it has a lot of jokes during the story. It is a brilliant book.

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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