Bad Dad
The new hilarious story from Number One bestselling author David Walliams, brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross.

Bad Dad Details

TitleBad Dad
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 2nd, 2017
PublisherHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
ISBN-139780008164652
Rating
GenreChildrens, Humor, Family

Bad Dad Review

  • Hayley
    January 1, 1970
    David Walliams has done it again!Oh my goodness! I loved this story.I adored the LGBTQ+ representation in this story and how it wasn’t portrayed as unusual or wrong, the characters simply liked each other and nobody remarked about it. I hope to see more of his books include more characters from this community as this was just refreshing to see in children’s books.As always, this was hilarious and completely action packed with every page. His books only take me a few hours to read, I just get suc David Walliams has done it again!Oh my goodness! I loved this story.I adored the LGBTQ+ representation in this story and how it wasn’t portrayed as unusual or wrong, the characters simply liked each other and nobody remarked about it. I hope to see more of his books include more characters from this community as this was just refreshing to see in children’s books.As always, this was hilarious and completely action packed with every page. His books only take me a few hours to read, I just get sucked in and imagine myself with these characters - and Raj the beloved newsagent - and go on whatever crazy adventure David Walliams has stirred up this time.What I mainly love about his books is that within each story this wonderful writer leaves a heartwarming message to all his readers within the pages and for his target audience, I think this is just fantastic.I will always buy Mr Walliams’ books, for they are truly inspiring and magnificent.
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  • Ellie
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing/Sad at the same time 😀😭
  • Hermione Granger
    January 1, 1970
    Bad dad is a book I would highly recommend. At first i thought it would be pretty set explanatory but as I got further into the plot, I realised there is so much more than what the front cover and the blurb shows us. Walliams is one of the best authors this century! I hope he will continue writing and acting in the rein-acted versions of his stories. Oh and I hope Raj stays in the books too!
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  • Emily S.
    January 1, 1970
    Really good and thrilling. Love the illustrations and I never wanted to stop reading it.
  • Chloe Wassom
    January 1, 1970
    This book was so hilarious, but also carried a touching story line.
  • Desna
    January 1, 1970
    Great story for young readers who love to laugh out loud especially at some of the nonsense and carry on that happen that are not likely to eever happen.
  • Junayde
    January 1, 1970
    It was funny but and had a brilliant story line
  • Sophia Luo
    January 1, 1970
    Woah. This book is too good. Can I just say how much I love Raj? Like WoAh, he's the best. I LOVE this book because it's really funny but then it's also really sad. And I really like the end when they lived happily ever after. My favourite part is when Raj threw the Rotten Cabbage (naughty) even though the judge said not to throw fruit.
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  • Scott
    January 1, 1970
    A mildly funny novel that relies too heavily on onomatopoeia to tell the story, but this is done in a font to help young readers. There were a few amusing parts to this story, but is often overly silly and does not follow real life rules, but I guess that’s what you get reading a children’s book written by Walliams, one of the creators and actors of Little Britain. Bad Dad follows Frank and his crash racing driver dad, Gilbert Goodie, who has an accident in a race and loses a leg. After Frank’s A mildly funny novel that relies too heavily on onomatopoeia to tell the story, but this is done in a font to help young readers. There were a few amusing parts to this story, but is often overly silly and does not follow real life rules, but I guess that’s what you get reading a children’s book written by Walliams, one of the creators and actors of Little Britain. Bad Dad follows Frank and his crash racing driver dad, Gilbert Goodie, who has an accident in a race and loses a leg. After Frank’s mum Rita walks out on them, Gilbert is forced to be the getaway driver for the town criminal boss, Mr Big and his henchmen, Fingers and Thumbs. Frank tries to help his dad, but more trouble comes their way, including a stint in prison. The names of places and characters suit their nature: Sergeant Scoff, Mr Swivel, Wrongfoot Prison etc. I also liked the addition of the LBGT characters and shows it as normal and not an issue, as is sometimes the case in the media. The illustrations are good for children and there is a vibe within the pages that is reminiscent of Roald Dahl. The plot is filled with over the top action which will hopefully entice young boys and girls to read. If you have a young reluctant reader, give Bad Dad a go. You may even enjoy reading it with them. If you like Roald Dahl, then you’ll like Bad Dad.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    It's a great story, you can't say it isn't. Great way to get kids used to the way society is changing. It makes kids aware LGBT+. It was a great story, but the one reason I didn't give it 5 stars is David Walliams uses the same story structure. Always the kid has one or no parents and something happens like the from super rich to super poor or the kids family doesn't love them as much as a kid needs. After religiously reading all his books it makes it hard to get excited about a new book. As fro It's a great story, you can't say it isn't. Great way to get kids used to the way society is changing. It makes kids aware LGBT+. It was a great story, but the one reason I didn't give it 5 stars is David Walliams uses the same story structure. Always the kid has one or no parents and something happens like the from super rich to super poor or the kids family doesn't love them as much as a kid needs. After religiously reading all his books it makes it hard to get excited about a new book. As from the title and from the cover I can sort of guess what is going to happen. Over all it was great.
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