Kid’s Book Review: Gangsta Granny Strikes Again!

Kid’s Book Review: Gangsta Granny Strikes Again!

About the Book and Author

This book is the sequel to the best-selling story from David Walliams about Ben and his beloved granny.

Only the memory of their last extraordinary adventure to steal the Crown Jewels lives on until world-famous treasures are stolen in the dead of night and the clues point to none other than The Black Cat? But surely that’s impossible…?
Expect the unexpected in this wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud adventure, which will have readers on the edge of their seats as they join Ben on his quest to unravel the mystery of the return of The Black Cat.

Gangsta Granny Strikes Again
David Walliams

David Walliams – comedian, actor and author – continues to take the children’s literary world by storm.

Tony Ross went to art school in Liverpool. His cartoons have appeared in famous publications the world over. His first book, HUGO AND THE WICKED WINTER, was published in 1972. Tony has since written over 100 books and illustrated over 2000! His creations Towser and The Little Princess have been turned into TV series.

David and Tony have worked on six bestselling picture books together, as well as eight of David’s phenomenally successful children’s novels – BILLIONAIRE BOY, GANGSTA GRANNY, RATBURGER, DEMON DENTIST, AWFUL AUNTIE, GRANDPA’S GREAT ESCAPE, THE MIDNIGHT GANG and BAD DAD. David and Tony also collaborated on the 2017 World Book Day title, BLOB, and the two blockbuster short story collections, THE WORLD’S WORST CHILDREN and THE WORLD’S WORST CHILDREN 2.

Book Review

I love how easy David Walliams’ writing is to read - his books really make me laugh - and I didn’t want to put this book down

Gangsta Granny Strikes Again is set one year after the first Gangsta Granny book (which I really enjoyed reading too). Ben is still mourning the death of his gran and he remembers how much fun they had together when they robbed the crown jewels. In this book, Ben is caught up in another mystery and finds himself at the centre of an exciting new case.

Gangsta Granny Strikes Again does follow on from the first Gangsta Granny book. I loved that all of my favourite characters are back for more adventures (apart from Granny) and there are also some hilarious new characters. I would recommend that people read the original story first because this book follows on from that.

My favourite part of the book is when Ben visits the library to try to find out more about all of the robberies that are happening and he figures out that the nosy librarian is a relative of Mr Parker, the leader of the neighbourhood watch group who all think that Ben is connected to the robberies. This part of the story really made me laugh. I also like all of Tony Ross’ illustrations throughout the book too – they really add to the story and are funny and interesting.

I love how easy David Walliams’ writing is to read – his books really make me laugh – and I didn’t want to put this book down. I like how he uses different fonts throughout the book too – it makes the story feel more exciting.

I would definitely recommend this book to other children (over 9 years old) and all of those who adored the first Gangsta Granny book. The book is really funny but also has some lovely messages in it too – just because somebody has died, it doesn’t mean that they’ve disappeared from your life, and your heart. You can still laugh about the memories and do things that remind you of them.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Noel
  • Age: 11 years
  • Likes: football, gymnastics and climbing trees
  • Dislikes: sauces and mushrooms
  • Favourite Book: Codename Bananas by David Walliams
  • Favourite Song: Sunflower by Post Malone
  • Favourite Film: Cool Running1