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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

Critic reviews

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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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Absolutely Amazing

This book 📖 is absolutely amazing 😉 because you never know what animal 🦔 he will turn into and it is just absolutely amazing 😉

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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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I love animals and I would love it if I could be like Malcolm.To change into animals.

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Kinda... Amazing

Love this book could listen to it forever..... Love love love smiley face required loved did blooming awsome audio book

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SOOOO funny!

Where does AniMalcolm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the funniest book i have ever listened to. As his sister would say, LOLTT . ie.. laugh out loud times two.

What was one of the most memorable moments of AniMalcolm?

EVERYTHING!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

all of it

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES YES YES x9999000000000000000000!!!!!!!!!!!

Any additional comments?

Definetely read it whatever age, it is so good so listen NOOOOOOOW !!!!!!!!

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Loved it

This book is probably the most important purchase I've made on Audible i loved it

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ausomely great😸😸😸😸😸

Absolutely ausome my 10yr old really loved it and said it was a very gripping

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AniMalcom

It was EPIC!!!
Best audio book I have ever heard!!!
I loved it! You should definitely listen to it ASAP!!!!

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