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My kids love David Walliams books now, this one is very enjoyable.
There are some dark themes explored, death of a loved one and how we as a society treat our elderly in particular car be tricky for younger readers but it's dealt with in such a way as to engage the child and get them thinking.
I bought this book via the warehouse option- as it was the only manner of getting the book in hardback for my little guy. He loves books- and reads them until they literally fall to bits- so I try to buy hardback/library editions whenever possible. The copy I got from the Amazon Warehouse- was in perfect condition- akin to new, and my little boy is thrilled with it. I'm definitely going to get more books from the warehouse option in future, I'd be nuts not to.
Great book, nice story and as normal a great example of youngsters having a good relationship with their elders. I love this book and so does my 8 year old. Lots of laughs and we often talk about it when walking to school or eating dinner. One of those books which touches your life without you really noticing it. My son's gran has Alzheimers so he can identify with the Grandpa and understand her a bit better. Thank you David.
This is such an uplifting story. When we lost a very important person in our family, who was ill with Alzheimer's and dementia, I was recommended this book for my children to help them with the loss.I read it myself too.We cried and we laughed...partly because of the book, partly because of the memories we share...It helped my kids to understand that no matter what life brings we can cope as long as we're together !
Well I enjoyed it more than my child! Extremely entertaining and funny in places. I get annoyed when Walliams is compared to Roald Dahl (yet to read anything anywhere near as good as The BFG) but he’s still a brilliant writer.
I actually cried at the end. It was a perfect read in my opinion: extremely entertaining and sentimental. Plus not cobbled together from lots of other stories like Harry Potter.
Our 11 year old eagerly awaits Walliams new book but in the meantime we have purchased him his own copied of the previous ones. This one was his favourite, kept him entertained in the car. The story follows and old man and his grandson and the adventures they go on. From what my son said it deals with some interesting emotions from the grandfather being "left" in a care home to more pressing matters.
A nice story, however, it is silly and slightly boring. It also has a con, the con being a paper cut-out (with the hard cover books) this could bring young children's hopes up that, they may get a 'Free' toy with the book, when in fact they are just getting a cut-out of the book cover, which is just a small piece of paper.
Bought this for my 7 year old granddaughter. Thought it might be a bit old for her but she's a good reader and loves it. I ordered three books in total and was pleased that they arrived well packaged inside a cardboard box - all were perfect.
Delivery was excellent - received it from Amazon on the day of launch. So pleased it came on a Thursday as I was able to have a read myself. I loved it. Now it's been passed on to its rightful recipient - my first year juniors granddaughter.
She is loving it; but she is a David Walliams fan. She keeps sharing her favourite bits with me so I am so pleased I had the book all to myself for three days!