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Bad Dad

Bad Dad
 

Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers, 2017 --Title page verso.

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ISBN 9780062561107
Barcode 9780062561107
Published 19 March 2019 by HarperCollins
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Walliams, David
Illustrated by Ross, Tony
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ISBN-13 9780062561107
ISBN-10 0062561103
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 19 March 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Walliams, David
Illustrated by Ross, Tony
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 363g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Fathers and sons, Fathers, Gangsters, Children's stories, Fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Hailed as the heir to Roald Dahl by The Spectator, the UK's #1 bestselling children's author, David Walliams, will have fans of Jeff Kinney and Rachel Renee Russell in stitches! David Walliams burst on to the American scene with his New York Times bestseller Demon Dentist, and now he's bringing his signature humor to this raucous tale of prison breaks and heists gone wrong in Bad Dad. Frank's dad was a champion hot-rod racer, Gilbert the Great. But when a terrible accident sees him go from hero to zero, Frank and Gilbert are left with nothing--and in the grips of a wicked crime boss and his henchmen. After Gilbert is thrown in prison, only Frank can come to his rescue. . .

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review While the irreverent wit will keep readers engaged, the surprising tenderness in the relationship between Jack and his ailing grandfather is what makes this book truly shine. A darkly humorous tale with a surprising amount of heart. --School Library Journal A pleaser for fans of similar escapades engineered by the likes of Roald Dahl or Frank Cotrell-Boyce. Walliams, already popular in the UK, is a best-seller this side of the pond as well, and this caper promises to be no different. --Booklist PRAISE IN THE USA FOR DEMON DENTIST: A Brit-flavored romp that combines moments of intense terror and bracing courage with biting satire. --Kirkus Reviews A goofy, gory, outlandish tale of deep evil and terrible tooth-rot-and sweetness of heart. Kids who enjoy humorous gross-out horror will definitely want to book an appointment of their own with the Demon Dentist. --Wall Street Journal Dahl-esque in the extreme...Frenetic humor for middle grade fans of the funny and fearsome. --School Library Journal Walliams's books will become classics. --The Guardian The joy of David's books are that he completely understands how children think and feel and is never ever patronising. --The Sun (UK) Further proof that Walliams has become a master storyteller. Walliams manages to infuse his novels with genuine wit and sly commentary. --Heat Magazine A triumphant mix of wit and warmth. --Telegraph (UK) PRAISE IN THE USA FOR GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE: A realistic and touching relationship. Ample illustrations from the always splendid Ross will keep the pages in this plump volume turning. A Dahl-esque tale. --Kirkus Reviews Ross's energetic drawings and some playful use of typography bring additional drama and humor to the story. The story's comedy is nicely counterbalanced by the poignant bond between Jack and Grandpa. --Publishers Weekly A Dahl-esque mix of humor and horror that will appeal to fans of both. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books UK PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS: No one has any business being as talented as David Walliams. He is the heir to Roald Dahl-and that's saying a lot. --The Spectator Unlike other celebrity authors, Walliams can write; his energetic fairytale will be relished. --The Times (UK) Comedian David Walliams has taken the publishing world by storm. --Metro

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Author's Bio

David Walliams is the New York Times bestselling author of Demon Dentist, The Midnight Gang, and Grandpa's Great Escape. His novels have sold over eighteen million copies worldwide and have been translated into over fifty-three languages. David's books have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim--with many reviewers comparing him to his all-time hero, Roald Dahl. In addition to being a bestselling author, David is an actor, comedian, and television personality. In 2017, he was awarded an OBE for services to charity and the arts. He lives in the UK. Tony Ross has illustrated many favorite books for children, including Lynne Reid Banks's Harry the Poisonous Centipede titles, the popular series about extra-terrestrial teacher Dr. Xargle by Jeanne Willis, and the Amber Brown books by Paula Danziger. Tony Ross lives in Cheshire, England.

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