Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews

Gangsta Granny

by

Gangsta Granny Reviews | Toppsta

Book Rating: 5 based on 11
11 Reviews
Write a Review

A hilarious and moving story of old age, adventure, stolen jewels and swimming the Thames, from from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country.


"I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics." - Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole


Our hero 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...

Gangsta Granny Reviews | Toppsta

9780007371440
  • ISBN: 9780007371440
  • Pub Date: 27th October 2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 304

Share on

Sign up to our newsletter for...

Free Book Giveaways, Recommendations & more

3rd April '18
Rpk read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Gangsta Granny 9780007371440
5 stars
This is my new Favourite David Walliams book. I’ve read it twice now. It’s so funny, granny sounds gross at first because she cooks too much cabbage and trumps all the time. 
At first Ben hates going to his granny’s but then he finds hidden jewels when searching for biscuits and he learns that his granny is a jewel thief. 
I really like that Raaj is in the book, I love him he’s my favourite character in the Walliams book. 
This book is so funny I just wanted to keep reading it until it was the end 
18th July '17
Keigar read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Gangsta Granny 9780007371440
5 stars
I liked this book because it was a great adventure and it kept me wanting to read. All David Wakkiams books make me feel this way.
The big felt a bit neglected by his parents at first and did not like being at his granny's at first but then he started to be curious about what his granny was up to and discovering things about her. Granny was secretive and adventurous. 
This book was very funny and I loved the story and the unexpected twists in the story
17th May '17
I read it to Harley Rose aged 13 aged 13 & to Sascha Sparks aged 9 aged 9
Gangsta Granny 9780007371440
5 stars
We loved this funny book. David Walliams captures the special relationship between Granny and Grandson and the mischief you can get up too when visiting Grandparents although I think my cooking is so much better than cabbage soup.
We are dressing Saschas Great Grandmother up as Gangsta Granny for an upcoming Birthday party. 
Hilarious book. 
15th October '16
UnitedBoy read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Gangsta Granny 9780007371440
5 stars
Absolutely great book. I really like doing this book and even better than TV show. I think that the Granny is really funny and is such a surprise that she turns out to be a gangsta! It is so good when they go on an adventure to the tower of London. 
2nd November '16
Ollie read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Gangsta Granny 9780007371440
5 stars
This book has had me in giggles and looking at my grandparents in another light!
It's really well written and funny, looking forward to reading some more David Walliams books.
2nd November '16
Ellie bellie read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Gangsta Granny 9780007371440
5 stars
This is my favourite book I pick it up and read it over and over again. Its a great story with lots of funny bits . Ellie Mae age 9
25th April '17
Poohbear read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Gangsta Granny 9780007371440
5 stars
This is a brilliant book. It's funny and easy to follow. Both my daughter's have read and loved it.
27th May '18
PuppyPerson57 read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Gangsta Granny 9780007371440
5 stars
This is my favourite of all of the David Williams books because there are so many surprises and the characters are all funny in their own unique way.

My favourite character is Raj, even though he makes it into most of the David Walliams books I like this version of him best, I like how there are a few drawings to help understand all the descriptions of the characters too.

I love how Ben ends up changing his feelings and admiring his gran because my gran is my best friend too and so much fun! Mine doesn't eat so much cabbage though!
29th October '17
Ewanm read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Gangsta Granny 9780007371440
5 stars
I really like this book and have now read it twice, the story is fun and the granny is very funny, I wish I had a granny like her, it is a little sad in the end but still a great book to read
22nd June '17
I read it to LucaT aged 7 aged 7
Gangsta Granny 9780007371440
5 stars
I read this to my son (6). He really enjoyed it and always begged me to read more. 
He went to see the stage performance of it with school which he loved too.
15th November '16
I read it to Jim-bob aged 11 aged 11
Gangsta Granny 9780007371440
5 stars
This was the first of David's books that I read with my son. The story of Ben and his granny is truly magical as they get to know each other and Ben sees a side of his gran that he didn't know. My son was 6 when we read this book and I think this was a little young. we have since re read the book and my son enjoyed it even more. The story is one of love for the older generation and one I could relate to as a child who adored her granparents.
Show More (0)

About David Walliams

David Walliams let slip on a recent BBC Radio 2 programme, the title of his new full-length fiction book! Apparently it's going to be called, The Ice Monster, which is set in victorian times. You can listen to the clip over on BBC iPlayer ...

More about David Walliams

Ratings

  • (11 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)