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AniMalcolm

Narrated by: David Baddiel
Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (222 ratings)

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Summary

From David Baddiel, the brightest new star of children's books and winner of the Lollies award, comes a laugh-out-loud adventure for every child who ever wondered what it might be like to be a bit of an animal....

Malcolm doesn't like animals. Which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is not full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday.

The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to...oh no. A farm. Over the next days, Malcolm changes. He learns a lot about animals. More, in many ways, than he would like. He learns what it's really like to be an animal. A whole series of animals, in fact....

It does make him think differently. And speak differently. And eat differently. And, um, smell differently. But will he end up the same as before?

Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is...yourself.

©2016 David Baddiel (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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READ THIS REVIEW!

Hi, thanks for reading this review, this book is great, easy to understand AND funny. It’s story is interesting and fun to listen to. The author, David Baddiel, has written and amazing book that just made my day. He also narrates it and there are some sound effects that help you understand what’s happening in the book. Could I please get a reply.
Also a part 2 to the book would be REALLY cool.

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Great book

This book is awesome has so many fun characters and twists I definitely recommend this book for your child

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GREAT FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

it is a nice book maybe even the best of David Badiels creations. 79%/100% Would recomend.

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Better than David Walliams!!

very enjoyable book and kids loved it (as did we). we were looking for something different as the last couple of David Walliams books have been poor and this fitted the bill. sometimes david baddiels intonation makes it a little hard to hear in the car.

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Funny and entertaining for all ages!!!

very funny and entertaining for all ages, with humour for all ages! Recommended age: 9-12yrs

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Fantastic book

Whole family loves it. Full of funny moments that keep us laughting. Thanks a lot.

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THE BEST

This book is realy exciting and you always want to know what is going to happen next.
I have listend to it about 6 times and I still havnt got bored of it.

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Absolutely smashing!!

One of the best home i have ever read and noting could stop me choose another favourite book! The message is really nice and the i think the names are genius!! (:

This book deserves all the stars in the univers!! 🌙


Oh yeah I've met Iva Badial his bother- fun times... (;

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David Baddiel is best!

David Baddiel is one of the best authors. He is actually (In my opinion) evenly matched with J.K.Rowling, and everyone knows what a great writer she is.

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