The Bolds

The Bolds

Book - 2016
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Two hyenas from Africa find a pair of passports (memo: do not go swimming in a crocodile pool), and move to Teddington, England, where they live suburban lives, hold jobs, and raise their children to hide their tails and act human--the only trouble is old Mr. McNumpty, their nosy neighbor, who is hiding a secret of his own.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 2016
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781512404401
Characteristics: 266 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Roberts, David 1970-


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JCLChrisK Jan 14, 2020

I didn't care for the narrative voice or the choices that led to for telling the story, but I did enjoy the story itself, the humor, the illustrations, and the underlying themes. I think young readers will have a lot of fun with it.

Jul 31, 2019

This is a delightful book for anyone who loves animals. The themes of acceptance and neighbourliness and fitting in are well handled.

May 18, 2017

My 11 year old daughter likes this one.

CMLibrary_rkimray Apr 22, 2016

Reluctant readers will enjoy this extremely funny, heavily illustrated book about hyenas masquerading as humans. Since they are hyenas, there is a lot of inappropriate laughing, tails that pop out of disguises, and a fair amount of bottom-sniffing. Perfectly quirky humor for fans of Captain Underpants, Roald Dahl, or Lemony Snicket.


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CMLibrary_rkimray Apr 22, 2016

CMLibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 9


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