My thanks go to the ever wonderful Rosi at HarperCollins for sending me a copy of Gangsta Granny to review. Well, Book report on gangsta granny you want to know, click on the spoiler below.
I have laughed out loud whilst reading Mr Gumm and Casper Candlewacks, but at times it did feel like their respective authors were almost trying too hard to be funny. However, I will add that there are some very poignant moments that may bring tears to the eyes of children and adults alike, and it will certainly have you looking at your grandparents in a very different light in future.
Roald Dahl was a master at tapping into the emotions of his readers, and David Walliams is another author who seems to have a firm grasp of how to touch the human heart.
Like Roald Dahl, Walliams writes so well adults will enjoy his books just as much as children will. My wife and I had to pick our jaws up off our laps after hearing this part.
What on Earth is going to take up the last third of the book? This feeling of deep satisfaction is not achieved solely with humour though, and this brings me to the other key element of Gangsta Granny that sets David Walliams above his peers: He does it in such a way that I honestly feel would be greatly beneficial for young people to read.
He writes about the loss of a beloved relative in a mature, considered and intelligent way. However, much as I love the Mr Gum and Casper Candlewacks books there are several elements about Gangsta Granny that have me now thinking that David Walliams is closer to that title than anyone else at the moment.
Instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that the humour in Gangsta Granny is much more restrained, and masterfully woven throughout the story, to create a tale that fills the reader with a warm, happy glow that continues long after the book is finished. He has the titular granny die of cancer.
First up, the humour. Just when this story had played itself out and I thought the book had come to an end, though, I glanced over at my Audible app and noticed there was almost another hour to go. Sunday, 20 May Review: The writing really is beautiful and, while it deals with a serious topic respectfully, Walliams never completely moves away from humour.
Walliams has b I downloaded this audiobook this weekend purely to have something to listen to on our journey home from our holiday.
If his other books are anywhere near as good as Gangsta Granny, and with his epic swims for charity and his recent stealing-the-show appearances on BGT, David Walliams is fast becoming one of our greatest national treasures. Things change, though, when Ben discovers his boring granny used to be an international jewel thief.Gangsta Granny by David Walliams Although the ending is very sad, it does not disappoint, as Ben learns a valuable yet heartbreaking lesson, that makes him treasure his granny all the more.
David Walliams' bestselling book Gangsta Granny has gone FULL COLOUR in a brand-new anniversary edition. This beautiful new gift book is the perfect present for children of any age, and contains an introduction from David Walliams himself.
Available for. book review: gangsta granny The most important part of the book was the part when Granny told Ben that she was lying and she wasn't actually an international jewel thief. It is the most important to me because that was the moment that Ben realised it doesn't matter if his Granny doesn't do cool things and he realises he really does love her.
Gangsta Granny opens slowly, with eleven-year-old Ben going off for his usual Friday night sleepover at his granny’s house. The wonderful illustrations by Tony Ross in this book picture the typical boring granny; grey hair, thick glasses, mauve cardigan, burgundy slippers/5.
This download includes a complete, English lesson on the last (34th) chapter of the book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. The lesson focuses on how to write a summary and book reports.
The lesson uses the events in the chapter, and the book. 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.Download