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Gangsta Granny - kids' book of the month for March

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CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 19-Mar-13 15:14:43

The books have now been sent out - so if you get one in the next day or two don't forget to let us know what you think on this thread. There's a fabulous prize for one gransnetter who if you fancy owning a SIGNED box set of David Walliams novels you know what to do! Draw will be made at random on Tuesday 2nd April

j08 Tue 19-Mar-13 15:37:32

Haven't actually read it myself as I had it delivered direct to grandsons from Amazon. Keep forgetting to read it when I'm there, but I know they loved it. They thoroughly enjoy all of his books for kids. It was first published in 2011. I think he knows exactly the kind of humour likely to appeal to his audience.

flowerfriend Tue 19-Mar-13 19:01:41

My DS read it to my DGD when I was staying and I peed my pants laughing. Brilliant!

MrsJamJam Tue 19-Mar-13 19:55:13

We listened to it on cd for a long journey, 3 hours. The GCs were so enthralled they asked us to go more slowly so that we would finish the story before they got home! mr jj and I loved it too. (but in our family it is great granny who has the mobility scooter, I hope I am nowhere near it yet!)

Gorki Wed 20-Mar-13 12:34:43

Thanks for my copy received this morning. The grandchildren will love it.I had a good laugh at the illustration in the first chapter with its appropriate labels.I think I will have to read it first before I hand it over.

Galen Wed 20-Mar-13 12:45:32

Mine has just arrived thanks

harrigran Wed 20-Mar-13 13:05:42

Mine came this morning, definitely going to read it before letting GD have it. Thanks.

glassortwo Wed 20-Mar-13 14:10:03

My copy has just arrived, thank you. smile

Sook Wed 20-Mar-13 14:36:31

Mine arrived with the lunchtime post. Many thanks I am looking forward to reading it smile

matson Thu 21-Mar-13 14:16:18

my copy arrived, thank you, looking forward to granddaughters comments x

annemac101 Thu 21-Mar-13 18:32:37

Received my copy and Im very impressed with the story and the size of print is just right.

gillybob Fri 22-Mar-13 11:14:02

Mine had arrived when I got home last night. I am hoping to read it myself before passing it on to my Grandaughter. Thank you GN smile

inishowen Fri 22-Mar-13 11:45:00

My daughter has two stepsons, who would love these books. sadly I seem to have missed out this time.

wallers5 Fri 22-Mar-13 11:46:37

A wonderful title, I think my grandchildren quite like the thought of me being naughty! They loved it & they know him as a guy who does crazy things like swimming in the dirty Thames for charity. Thanks for the copy. I have 5 avid grandchildren readers, so it is very popular.

JS06 Fri 22-Mar-13 11:50:43

The man is a genius, he has a mind not quite of this world. He's funny, he pushes himself, he can think differently and yet be always so engaging. Long may he continue to publish childrens' fiction.

OTHill Fri 22-Mar-13 11:56:10

Where's mine? Judging from earlier comments, sounds great.

BRedhead59 Fri 22-Mar-13 12:24:40

I have bought them for my niece and would love a set for my grandson I may even take a peak myself! I love original and humorous writing.

audnay Fri 22-Mar-13 14:13:15

I have several grandchildren and a couple of great grandchildren (to little to read yet 8mnths) I like David Walliams, I think he is great, would love to meet him any chance of a read and greet please??? lol so again some books for the grandchildren. lovel

annelouise06 Fri 22-Mar-13 14:29:19

Thank you so much for the book. My eldest daughter read it and loved it. She said it was "both funny and exciting at the same time". I have just started reading it to my 6 year old. I really admire David Walliams - he is a modern day Roald Dahl.

nonnanna Fri 22-Mar-13 17:40:49

Thank you for my copy of Gangsta Granny. I shall read it first and then read it aloud to the grandchildren when they sleep over. I used to read Roald Dahl to their mum and this brings back great memories.

Gally Sat 23-Mar-13 10:44:01

I brought The Boy in a Dress and Mr Stink out to Oz for the 9 year old. He loves them. I think DW is great - a bit of an enigma and not quite of this world. I like a bit of eccentric. I thought his swim up the Thames was amazing. DD1 lives at the origin of the Thames and DD3 further up at Maidenhead, which made the whole event more interesting. Will get Gangsta Granny once home in the UK and send it out to Oz. ( books are ridiculously expensive here - equiv of £20 for a paperback shock)

morag89 Sat 23-Mar-13 10:45:42

Thanks so much for my copy. I took a peek inside and couldn't stop myself reading it through. Can't wait for the grandchildren to sleepover when it will be granny's choice as to what we read.....I have a granddaughter of 7 and a grandson of 31/2.....

thesoupdragon44 Sun 24-Mar-13 11:25:36

I read this book with my boy and we loved it! Such a beautifully written, lively funny and sad book. :-)

nanaej Sun 24-Mar-13 11:58:33

Hi, Thanks for my copy!

DGD1 (7) is very keen to read it and will do so over the Easter Holiday when she is here. She loves the illustrations and has scanned the story we are building up the excitement to read it!

DavidH22 Mon 25-Mar-13 12:18:46

I would have fallen into the aisle laughing if I had been sitting next to an aisle while I read this. Highly amusing with a wonderful story and several moving messages for all generations by the end. I loved the simple but fun illustrations too. Now all I have to do is read it to my grandson. Sure he'll love it.