Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

Book - 2012
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Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben's help.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's, 2012, c2011.
ISBN: 9780007371464
Characteristics: 296 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ross, Tony
Alternative Title: Gangster granny


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Sep 06, 2017

Quite a cute and funny story . Quick read and enjoyable .

Aug 30, 2017

This is a book that can have you rolling on the floor whatever age you are! It is about a young boy named Ben who thinks his granny is boring. Cabbage, scrabble, moped, you get the idea. Until one weekend when he was staying at his Granny's house. He got told that she was an international jewel thief, and needed to have one last heist. I would recommend this book for anyone wanting a good laugh. From naked yoga to Raj, this book will have you laughing hysterically.

Aug 27, 2017

I like this book because it is about a young boy named Ben who thinks his granny is EXTREMELY boring and is always dreading his stays but when Ben finds out that his granny is an international jewel thief things get lets just say interesting...
This book shows comedy and emotion all raped up in one and that is just one of the many reasons I personally like it.

Aug 02, 2017

Legendary. Just plain legendary. Walliams, I give you permission to do a dab.

Jun 22, 2017

this book is hilarious. I would recommend this book to any one who has a good sense a humour. I like to read long books and even if this book is small it is full of the funny action I love. The book can change your opinion on old grannies and made me realize how much your grandparents are willing to do to please you. The ending is slightly sad but I don't like fairy tale ending so it is perfect for me.

Aug 16, 2015

A hilarious book with a emotional feel to it.

Apr 12, 2015

So fun and wonderful! This is the first book my daughter (10) has enjoyed to this extent. It was a wonderful thing to FINALLY be having her ask me to read. She could have read this herself, but it was me reading to her. We subsequently read all of Walliams' kids' books.

JewelMcLatchy Aug 08, 2012

A great romp of a tale with many quotable passages. Guaranteed to have even the reluctant reader laughing out loud in places. Will definitely read the author's other books.

McIndoo Jun 07, 2012

Very sweet book! It's funny, well written, educational about the crown jewels, London and plumbing too. It's sweet to read about a boy who gets close to his seemingly boring granny who turns out to be very exciting and adventurous. The queen makes an appearance too at a surprising part in the plot! An easy and enjoyable read filled with lots of illustrations by the great Tony Ross.


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JewelMcLatchy Aug 08, 2012

Granny approached Mr. Parker, who was standing hatless in her drive. "If you ever need to borrow a packet of sugar..." she said kindly. "Yes..." said Mr. Parker. "Don't knock on my door or I will shove that bag of sugar up your backside," said Granny with a sweet smile.

JewelMcLatchy Aug 08, 2012

Like a spider scuttling around a bathroom trying not to be seen, Granny steered her scooter close to the walls. Ben followed on foot as quietly as possible. It wasn't too difficult to keep up, as the top speed of the mobility scooter was four miles per hour.

JewelMcLatchy Aug 08, 2012

All that could be heard in the bungalow was the ticking of the carriage clock on the mantelpiece, the clinking of metal spoons against porcelain bowls, and the occasional high-pitched whistle of Granny's faulty hearing aid. It was a device whose purpose seemed to be not so much to aid Granny's deafness, but to cause deafness in others.

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Oct 12, 2012

Miagic thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

Jun 09, 2012

frannieangel16 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 10


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