- Publisher: Harper Collins; edition edition (2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0008164657
- ISBN-13: 978-0008164652
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.5 x 8.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #604,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bad Dad Hardcover – 2017
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I enjoyed the book so much that I could not put it down,
so that's why it only took me three days to read David
Williamson's heatwarming, hillarious and adventurous
I have read all his books and they never get old. Can not wait for the next book.
writen by Sabrina
I am a huge fan of David Walliams and have already read about 5 books of his, with a few more on my bookcase ready to read.
This is a book about, well I don’t think I really need to explain this as you probably already know. There are 4 main characters in this book, Frank a young boy, Auntie Flip who babysits Frank sometimes, Rita who is his mum and Gilbert who is his dad. As like every other book of David Walliams there is of course Raj the newsagent from the corner shop which is not that far from Franks house.
Frank’s dad was a banger racer and had a really bad accident on the race track and unfortunately lost one of his legs. Not just that he also lost his wife, money and everything that belonged to him that was in the flat, including their TV. Frank had a racing track that he used to play with, (with his dad) after the accident and that also got taken away. They had nothing to sit on or do and the only thing that was left was cups.
After the first few pages of Bad Dad I did not want to put the book down. I feel like if I told you any more I would spoil the rest of the story, and as my mum says “You’ll just have to buy the book and read it yourself.”
It was absolutely amazing and read when I could. I felt like I didn’t want to stop reading and would sulk when I had to stop, which was when my mum and dad told me I had to go to bed. 😊
I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to children my age (I am 10 years old). After I had finished the book I went to my mum and said “I think you need to read this one. It is really funny and I know you sometimes read funny books.”
I enjoyed this just as much as the other ones I have read.
No successful female role models is my main complaint. There is a very nice vicar, but her church is empty and leaking. The main characters are a lad of nearly twelve and his dad, a veteran stock car racer. I like that disability - in this case the dad is an amputee from early on - and gay ladies are introduced without dramatics and featured as part of normal life. (Though no disability benefit is forthcoming.) As in other books the mother (she's not gay) is ready and willing to abandon her child for something or someone more interesting.
My young relatives enjoyed the adventure and there are colour drawings throughout, on shiny paper, making it quite a heavy book. This all makes it pricey so ideally you'd want kids to share. With car races and unlikely drives - Rolls Royces are heavy and not aerodynamic - and a villainous crime boss leeching off shopkeepers and borrowers, there's excitement and more than a few life lessons. Not too many of the tedious lists this time but tedious and bad poetry. While the use of varied fonts for words within lines is fun for kids, it hurt my eyes and makes the book look scribbled on though new. But it's a kids' book.
This is an unbiased review.