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AniMalcolm by David Baddiel πŸ·πŸ’πŸ΄πŸ’πŸ–πŸ‘ a book review πŸ“š

May 27, 2017

The half term holidays are upon us. I cannot believe six weeks of school runs, lunch boxes and learning is behind us. Time truly flies when you are having fun.

Life is pretty manic with two very energetic boys in the house. Technology is a great way to keep them busy over the half term week off school, but nothing gives me more pleasure than when my boys sit together and enjoy a good book.

So when I found out one of our favourite authors David Baddiel was back with another novel, it couldnt have been better timed!

The Book –


From David Baddiel, the brightest new star of children’s books and winner of the LOLLIES award, comes a laugh-out-loud adventure for every child who ever wondered what it might be like to be a bit of an animal… 

Malcolm doesn’t like animals. 

Which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. 

The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to… oh no. A farm. 

Over the next days, Malcolm changes. He learns a lot about animals. More, in many ways, than he would like. He learns what it’s really like to be an animal. A whole series of animals, in fact… 

It does make him think differently. And speak differently. And eat differently. And, um, smell differently. But will he end up the same as before? 

Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is… yourself.

Verdict –


Another fantastically fun read from Baddiel! My boys are aged 6 and 9 and could not put this book down!

Both my boys love animals so learning about each animal through Malcolm was a definate learning experience.

As with the other Baddiel books for kids, dont let your children be put off by the length of the book because once you get into the story it is difficult to put down and I bet your kids will wizz through the story in no time.

What I, as a parent love most about Baddiel’s books is their originality. They use imagination to the limits and go over the edges to inspire kids minds to do the same.

The book is suitable for both boys and girls aged 8-11years old. Although my son is 6 and loved it too.

You can order your copy now just in time for half term. Available in paperback on Amazon & in all major book shops.

In the meantime here is a super cool introduction to this fun read –

https://youtu.be/wYvgpfxH7-k

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One Comment
  1. Eren permalink

    What an amazing book

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