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Review by Malcolm and Donovan While we have enjoyed other David Walliams books such as Gangsta Granny, Mr Stink and The Midnight Gang we found that Awful Auntie along with Demon Dentist are our favourites. It is packed with great descriptions like Stella's scream in terror when Stella met Soot. David Walliam's character descriptions are awesome and we really like Soot and all of the other characters. In this book Stella had to solve the mystery of her parents' death as well escaping from Awful Auntie. Tony Ross pictures' looked old fashioned and added to the story. We love the way that David Walliams added Gibbon to the story to make it funnier. Saxby Hall was a great setting for the story because it's a mansion with lots of rooms and grounds. This book is suitable for boys and girls aged 8 and upwards. Younger children might get scared or not understand.
Bought this book as I've heard good things about David Walliams children's books. Suffice to say the birthday girl loved this book and gangster granny she read them in a matter of a few weeks. I am now going to purchase her some more of the books and keep her happy she chose Demon Dentist and Ratburger as her next choices. I would highly recommend these stories for young children. I bought them for a 10 year old and she loves them. EDIT I bought a used hardback copy but it came with no dust jacket and wasn't in very good condition I'm going to donate it to charity as it's not in acceptable condition as a gift for a young boy.
Bought this for my 8 year old son and since I bought it he hasn't put it down it was for winding him down at night to take him off the xbox and it's worked he enjoys his night time reading he reads this book pretty quick he loves it will be buying more of David walliams books and in the plus side the book came really quick with delivery really happy with purchase
According to my 9yo daughter this book gets 5 stars as it is funny and interesting to read. She doesn't like reading very much but the David Walliams books have captured her imagination but I would describe the humour as dark so it might not be for everyone.
I bought this book for my grandson as he loves reading. I only gave it to him last week so cannot say for sure about the content of the story but I am in no doubt that he will enjoy it as he reads Horrid Henry and The World of Norm - I'm just so pleased that he likes reading and encourage it as much as I can.