THE BOLDS by Julian Clary tells the hilarious story of a hyena family who disguise themselves as humans and move to the suburbs.
When two hyena discover passports left by a human couple who were eaten by crocodiles, they decide to dress up as humans, get jobs, and live in the suburbs. What follows is a humorous tale of deception. The Bolds hide their tails, wear hats, and teach their children to act human. Although they’re always close to being caught, they manage to keep their secret until the neighbors get suspicious. The surprise ending will appeal to young readers.
The author’s comedic sense is perfect for this silly story. The goofy situations and slapstick humor will appeal to middle grade readers.
Librarians will find a huge audience for this fast-paced, funny story. An excellent selection for reluctant readers, children will be waiting in line for the next book in this entertaining animal series.
Published by Lerner on March 1, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.