Reviews

  • "The book's hilarious plot and abundant illustrations make it a top choice for reluctant readers. Wildly original and very funny"

    Kirkus, starred review
  • "Although Clary plays up the humour the underlying warm message is of tolerance towards those who are supposedly different from the norm. Glorious black-and-white illustrations add to the mayhem."

    Daily Mail
  • "Joyful"

    Telegraph, Best Holiday Reading for Kids
  • "Funny and clever with a good dose of yucky humour. Children will appreciate the wry digs at the nonsense of modern living and Roberts' illustrations are an absolute delight."

    The Bookseller, Fiona Noble
  • "Roberts’ manically expressive black and white illustrations capitalize on the unapologetically silly premise... Clary mixes animal fact with imaginative, entertaining fiction."

    Publishers Weekly
  • "We loved the silliness and laughter that runs throughout, and the illustrations are brilliant. Heaps of fun."

    Heat
  • "My two children and I all love The Bolds. An allegory for feeling like an outsider and is written in the most imaginative and sensitive way."

    Kate Garraway, Mail on Sunday
  • "The animals are amongst us! This lovely book will have kids rolling on the floor with mirth while their parents roll their eyes in recognition of human folly."

    Fay Weldon
  • "Underscoring the slapstick appeal is a message about understanding others’ differences... Fans of Roald Dahl will find much to appreciate here."

    School Library Journal
  • "This entertaining tale will make readers chortle. A good choice for reluctant readers and fans of Captain Underpants."

    Booklist

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