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Bad Dad Hardcover – Illustrated, 19 March 2019

4.8 out of 5 stars 7,671 ratings

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PRAISE IN THE USA FOR GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE: "A realistic and touching relationship. Ample illustrations from the always splendid Ross will keep the pages in this plump volume turning. A Dahl-esque tale." -- Kirkus Reviews

"While the irreverent wit will keep readers engaged, the surprising tenderness in the relationship between Jack and his ailing grandfather is what makes this book truly shine. A darkly humorous tale with a surprising amount of heart." -- School Library Journal

"A pleaser for fans of similar escapades engineered by the likes of Roald Dahl or Frank Cotrell-Boyce. Walliams, already popular in the UK, is a best-seller this side of the pond as well, and this caper promises to be no different." -- Booklist

"Ross's energetic drawings and some playful use of typography bring additional drama and humor to the story. The story's comedy is nicely counterbalanced by the poignant bond between Jack and Grandpa." -- Publishers Weekly

PRAISE IN THE USA FOR DEMON DENTIST: "A Brit-flavored romp that combines moments of intense terror and bracing courage with biting satire." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A Dahl-esque mix of humor and horror that will appeal to fans of both." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A goofy, gory, outlandish tale of deep evil and terrible tooth-rot-and sweetness of heart. Kids who enjoy humorous gross-out horror will definitely want to book an appointment of their own with the Demon Dentist." -- Wall Street Journal

"Dahl-esque in the extreme...Frenetic humor for middle grade fans of the funny and fearsome." -- School Library Journal

UK PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS: "No one has any business being as talented as David Walliams. He is the heir to Roald Dahl-and that's saying a lot." -- The Spectator

"Walliams's books will become classics." -- The Guardian

"Unlike other celebrity authors, Walliams can write; his energetic fairytale will be relished." -- The Times (UK)

"The joy of David's books are that he completely understands how children think and feel and is never ever patronising." -- The Sun (UK)

"Further proof that Walliams has become a master storyteller. Walliams manages to infuse his novels with genuine wit and sly commentary." -- Heat Magazine

"Comedian David Walliams has taken the publishing world by storm." -- Metro

"A triumphant mix of wit and warmth." -- Telegraph (UK)

From the Back Cover

Frank's dad was a champion hot-rod racer. King of the Track. Gilbert the Great! But, when a terrible accident sees him go from hero to zero, Frank and Gilbert are left with nothing--and in the grips of a wicked crime boss and his henchmen.

And when Gilbert is thrown in prison, only Frank can come to his rescue. . . .

David Walliams's internationally bestselling novel is a fast-and-furious, heartwarming story of a father and son on a thrilling mission to right a wrong and take on the villainous Mr. Big!


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins; Illustrated edition (19 March 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 448 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0062561103
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0062561107
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 - 12 years
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.97 x 3.48 x 20.96 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 7,671 ratings

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