Book giveaway: The Bolds by Julian Clary
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. There's just 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?
The Bolds is perfect for children aged 7+. Packed with wildly hilarious jokes, eccentric characters and fabulous outfits, all brought vividly to life by the illustrations of the incomparable David Roberts.
About the Author
Julian Clary is a comedian, entertainer and novelist, who has toured the world with his one-man shows. He has appeared on numerous popular TV programmes including Celebrity Big Brother (which he won), Strictly Come Dancing, QI, Have I Got News For You and is a regular panelist on BBC Radio 4's Just a Minute. He has starred in the West End and appears in panto most years – he loves wearing silly clothes and lots of make-up! Julian also narrates the Little Princess children's television series. He lives in Kent with his partner, dogs and several chickens.
About the illustrator
David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator who has earned great acclaim for his distinctive style. Originally a milliner and fashion illustrator, David always felt his true calling was in children's books. David has collaborated with some of Britain's finest children's authors, including Julia Donaldson, Sally Gardner, Philip Ardagh and Jacqueline Wilson. He is also the creator of the popular Dirty Bertie books. He lives in London with his partner.
We're giving away 50 copies of The Bolds, fill in the form below to apply for a free copy. Don't forget, if you receive a free copy of this book, we kindly ask that you post a review in our book review section or post on the discussion thread.
This giveaway closes 10am, Monday 6 July, so apply now.
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