The humour is great. I absolutely love the TV show ’Little Britain’ so when I got the opportunity to read this book, I jumped right on it, even though it could be considered a children’s book. David Walliams is a GENIUS! See all 27 questions about Gangsta Granny…. It's a hit with the kids and lots of fun to read aloud. So far, it is one of my favorite reads of 2016 and I am definitely looking forward to reading more of David Williams books. This is all about eleven-year-old Ben, whose parents are obsessed with a dancing show “Strictly Stars Dancing”, and who want him to take an interest in it as well. All Ben tries to do when he is at Granny’s is to try and escape, even trying to agree to watching Strictly Stars Dancing with his parents. So laugh-out-loud funny, especially for readers with a passing knowledge of Strictly Come Dancing - the UK version of Dancing with the Stars. He hides all sorts of moral lessons (which I usually hate) in his books and always with a light touch. Loved th characters. Publication date: 27 October 2011. Gangsta Granny is a British children's comedy fiction book, written by David Walliams,[2] illustrated by Tony Ross and published by HarperCollins.[1]. Lovely book for young readers: I read it with my daughters. I loved everything in this book and yes I know, it is a childrens book, but still, it was so awesome. The next morning, his Granny seems somewhat upset and disappointed thinking that her grandson doesn't love her. Having previously enjoyed Walliams’. I adored this book. Among the summaries and analysis available for Gangsta Granny , there are 1 Short Summary and 2 Book … The book just hooks you in from the very start. ‘Mr Stink’ (2009) and ‘Gangsta Granny’ (2011) – both entertaining and amusing novels from the now very commercially successful pen of David Walliams. it was thankfully, a quick read, and the , which attempted to deal somewhat in colours in grey, was a significant improvement on the rest. Granny was a lady who STINKED of cabbage and always enjoyed putting cabbage as a … But... she has a biscuit tin of shiny jewels, or perhaps they are just glittery glass, only at the end do you find out. In this book Ben loves his Granny but he thinks she's boring. Title: Gangsta Granny Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross It was a LONG time ago - before they were stored in such a high level of security. This book is about a boy called Ben who thinks his granny is really boring! It was about a boy named Jack who was 12 years old and he always stayed at his granny's bungalow every Saturday. It was such a short read and anyone can read it in two hours. More of an emotional rollercoaster than I thought it would be. Ben's parents disapprove of him being a plumber, as their ambition for their only child was to be a professional ballet dancer like the one they used to watch every Friday. Gangsta Granny is a British children's comedy fiction book, written by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross and published by HarperCollins. The Birmingham Stage Company is delighted to present the world premiere of David Walliams' GANGSTA GRANNY! And so their joint career as jewel thieves on a mobility scooter attempting to steal the Crown Jewels begins. His debut children's novel, The Boy in the Dress, was published in 2008 to unanimous critical acclaim and he has since developed a reputation as a natural successor to Roald Dahl. You don't even want to talk about school when you are at school.”. That same morning, Ben is served boiled eggs by Granny, which Ben doesn't like and he flicks the runny egg gloop onto the window; But as he was hungry he starts searching for something to eat; with some pocket left luck, he finds a box of chocolate biscuits. It contains some of the lazy kids writing tropes I really dislike - adults whose clear stupidity is marked by their no-hoper working class jobs (because no nail technician ever had capacity for independent thought and critical analysis), overly signalled plot developments, jokes which are just cliches ranked up to 10, and total disdain for believability or coherent world building. A fun and fast read which actually choked me up in the end. Mum and Dad ignore Ben and disapprove of the proposal. I must read more of David Walliams! The book has also been adapted into a 130-minute theatre performance by the Birmingham Stage Company. One day, Ben calls his parents at Granny's house and asks them to take him home. This was a funny and engaging book which would be great for older children (9+)to read alone and for a teacher or parent to read to younger children. And so their joint career as jewel thieves on a mobility scooter attempting to steal the Crown Jewels begi. I really should have said no to reading this book, lent to me by an eight year old. He finds it boring and repetitive as his Granny always feeds him cabbage-related dishes, most commonly cabbage soup and cabbage chocolate, and they are constantly playing Scrabble, plus her television hasn't been working since the 1990s. There has been one well known attempt to steal the Crown Jewels. Now Ben can’t wait to be at Granny to hear all about her adventures when she was young (as he realises to his surprise that all grannies are), and even to try and join her one, perhaps? This was my introduction to Walliams, whose books I’d been noticing for quite a while, and I picked this one since the plot sounded great fun (so do many of the others, actually). A. Could she possibly be a gangster? 2.5 stars, rounded up. As a teacher, she made... Another hilarious and moving novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country. I would recommend this book to people between the ages of 9 and 12. Just go read him because you love a good laugh! Are the jewels that gangsta granny steals actually priceless ? Welcome back. Refresh and try again. He goes home and now can't wait to see his grandma again to find out about these jewels. No, not just an interest, but they wish he’d turn a contestant and conquer the dancing world on both sides of the pond. A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David's previous bestsellers.Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. The King at the time thought it was all so hilarious that he gave the thief an estate in Ireland!!! The development of the relationship between Gangsta Granny and grandson Ben is well done as Granny becomes a hero in Ben's eyes, and their caper is awfully fun, especially the surprise at the end. Gangsta Granny has joined The Boy in the Dress as a favourite in our home. Gangsta Granny was a emotional, funny and an enjoyable book. Ben unscrews the lid and finds many diamonds, rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings clustered together in the tin. After this book, you cannot look at an Appreciation Society and not laugh! I am not a child, but a grumpy old man. Walliams is a clever writer. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published It made me laugh and cry... but it also teaches that every person has got something special if you want to know him/her. Ben and granny go on a jewel quest, to steal the crown jewels…they had to find a mode of transport to get there, and the only options were to go on granny’s mobility scooter down the motorway, and swim down the river Thames to a secret opening to the Tower of London…this book is full of funny moments as well as sad.