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Grade 4 – 6 Readers for English Home Language: Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

by David Walliams


  • Recommended class reader for grades 4 – 6
  • English Home Language & First Additional Language
  • Pages: 304
  • ISBN: 9780007371464

Another hilarious and moving novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country..

A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David’s previous bestsellers.

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…

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Review of Gangsta Granny by David Walliams.

“Gangsta Granny” by David Walliams is a delightful and entertaining children’s book that tells the story of a young boy named Ben who is stuck spending his Fridays at his grandmother’s house. At first, Ben is bored with his grandmother’s mundane activities, such as knitting and watching TV, but as he gets to know her better, he discovers that she has a secret past as a jewel thief.

The book is full of humor and wit, with characters that are both endearing and eccentric. The main character, Ben, is relatable and likable, and his grandmother is a true gem, with her tough exterior hiding a heart of gold. The story is well-paced and builds to a climax that is both exciting and satisfying.

One of the standout features of “Gangsta Granny” is its illustrations, which are colorful and detailed, and perfectly capture the spirit of the story. The illustrations also serve to break up the text, making the book easy to read for children of all ages.

Overall, “Gangsta Granny” is a charming and humorous book that is sure to delight both children and adults. It is a great choice for parents looking for a fun and engaging read-aloud book, or for older children who are just learning to read on their own. The book offers valuable lessons about family, loyalty, and the importance of never judging a book by its cover.

“Gangsta Granny” by David Walliams is a children’s book that is most suitable for readers aged 7 to 12.