Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Ben is 11, an only child and a poor reader, whose ambition is to be a plumber. Every Friday he visits his Granny, while his parents go to watch ballroom dancing, and he hates those dull, smelly, cabbage-dominated evenings. Then he discovers that his Granny isn’t quite what she seems, and life takes a dramatic turn for the better.
Tony Ross's entertaining and funny illustrations are the ideal partner for David Walliams's outrageous, laugh-out-loud story. Walliams knows exactly what his readers want, and serves up humour filled with bums, farts and poo; but when Granny is taken into hospital the story takes a more serious turn, leaving readers to examine their own relationships with the elderly.
Multi-talented David Walliams is the fastest growing children’s author in the UK market, selling an average of 20,000 books each week. David began his publishing career at HarperCollins in early 2008 with his debut novel, The Boy in the Dress, followed by Mr Stink in 2009, Billionaire Boy in 2010 and Gangsta Granny in 2011. Cumulatively, David’s first four titles sold over a million copies in the UK alone. Gangsta Granny went straight to number 1 in the children’s book charts and globally his books have been translated into no fewer than 25 languages.
Tony Ross was born in London in 1938. He went to art school in Liverpool and has since worked as a typographer for design and advertising agencies. His cartoons have appeared in Punch, Town, Time and Tide and the News of the World. His first book Hugo and the Wicked Winter was published in 1972. Tony has since written over 100 books and illustrated over 2000! Two of his creations, Towser and The Little Princess have been turned into TV series. Tony lives in Wales.
What you thought...
Both of my kids loved this book a 9 year old. Ada a 12 year old
Keith, 31 December 2018
it really rocks and i wish i was an author like David Williams would that wish be granted
sam, lewisham, 18 March 2018
I should have rated this book 3 and a half but I couldn't. This book is good and the funny thing was when Granny farted.
Angad, England, Slough, 15 August 2017
i think it was very sneaky,funny and sad
melissa, county durham, 30 March 2017
fast, 05 December 2016
Sophie, Staffordshire, 20 November 2016
can you please make a book which has the name rachin
coa, italy, 18 November 2016
It was brilliant. Ben was an amazing character. Although it was sad at the end.
Ellie-may, Leeds, 13 October 2016
A fantastic story about a granny who is just as fun
Daniel, London, 24 September 2016
I thought it was a very heartwarming story as ben's granny just did not want to be boring and it was also exciting on how they managed to trick the the police so they could steal the Crown Jewels but they never did this story just proves that granny's aren't boring.
Mia, Stevenage, 02 August 2016
When I read the demon dentist I said to myself that it was the best book I have read. I am going to start going to the library to read David Walliams books. I am going to have lots of reading sections.
Zara, Windsor, 13 July 2016
I haven't read all of the book yet but I have found the book very interesting so far. I have been reading it at school and I am already on page 100 in 4 days. I haven't got the book at home either so I have been very quick at reading it.
Edie, 11 June 2016
I think the books are Brilliant. I read demon dentist and awful auntie and other ones, they are brilliant.
Josh, Pollok, 08 March 2016
I really enjoyed it, very exiting book.
Web_Browser, New Barnet, 21 February 2016
this book is great!
5sk, 30 January 2016
It was very funny, we read it at school
kyra, manchester, 27 January 2016
i first read this book in year six. Before i read it i was never getting into books, i'd pretend to read them at school, this had a bad impact on my english but this book helped me so much as it was the first chapter book i'd ever completed. This had a massive impact on my english and i eventually moved up levels. Great book, highly recommend!
maisie, nottingham, 06 January 2016
IT'S VERY FUNNY. I LIKED THE ADVENTURE THAT BEN AND HIS GRANNY HAD.
Lucinda, 28 December 2015
i liked it, i loved reading it.
mollie, heartlepool, 14 December 2015
Bob, Newcastle, 26 November 2015
I loved this story. The characters made me laugh and I loved the relationship between Ben and his granny when they became best friends on their adventure to steal the crown jewels. The ending was very sad though and made me cry.
Molliemoo, School Hampshire, 04 November 2015
Hi I lov your books and can u pls tell me what are the consequences thank yo
Yasmin, Narrabeen, 04 November 2015
I like the book it was a really good read really recommend it .
book lover, 27 October 2015
IT WAS EXCELLENT BECAUSE ITS GOT ROBBERS THE POLICEMEN EVEN THE QUEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
netherboss, UK, 09 October 2015
OMG. This book totally changed my mind about elderly people being old. At the end, i cried so much that no more tears came. David Walliams is a talented author and HAS to write more books
Cherryblossom13, England, 01 August 2015
charlie, birmigham, 24 June 2015
Awesome. Really funny, I reckon I've read it about 10 times now, and yet I am still loving it. Really want to see the film.
Jack, Scotland, 16 April 2015
Awesome book I love it so much it was funny and sad loved it😄😄😄😅
Sophie, WA, 01 April 2015
I really like this because it made me laugh so much it is unbelievably funny. It made me laugh like this 😂😂😂
Simran, 28 February 2015
I liked this book because it made me laugh for the most of it but was sad at the end. David Walliams used lots of description so I could see it in my mind.
Abigail leete, Essex, 20 February 2015
I like gangsta granny,mr stink and the boy in the dress. I like the ways the character are described and how there feelings are . By thank you
Jaspreet, Southall, 04 February 2015
I would say gangsta granny was soo good though I've only watched the film, yet i still really want to read the book
Elsa, 24 December 2014
I thought this book was amazing it told a believable story. The reason I like it is because I find it really funny and interesting. Thank you for writing a book like this and please keep writing them because you make them so amazing and interesting. Thank you.
chloe, wallasey, 28 November 2014
Love this author mesmerizing writer. Absolutely heart felt book !!
Eve, Tolworth Girls school, 10 October 2014
I enjoyed this book review. I personally have read this book many times but even though I have read this book before I read through this review eagerly.
Muskaan, England, 09 September 2014
I am half way through this book. At first I did not like it. But it improved and is now quite funny. It made me laugh to think of a granny on a motorised scooter wearing a scuba diving suit. I have not yet finished it.
Konner Graham, Falconer School, 16 April 2013
I think Gangsta Ganny is a great book. I read it in a day and it was my second David Walliams book (my first was Mr Stink). I'm looking forward now to reading The Boy Who Wore A Dress. Being an 8 year old, it was like a learning book. At first I thought it was quite exciting but at the end it didn't seem so exciting. I hope my review will encourage others to give it a try because I thought it was really enjoyable.
Gulliver, Tameside, 01 April 2013
It was an amazing imaginable story! To be honest I don't necessarily like reason books cause its boring but this book has intrigued me!! Please keep writing things like it Thank you
Ellie, Warrington, 22 December 2012
Ewan, Scotland, 09 October 2012