Awful Auntie

Awful AuntieKas Sinul On M Ni Jube Sugulane Suurem Vend, Kes Ainult Kiusab Vanaema, Kes Sunnib S Ma J Ledat Kapsasuppi Onu, Kes R Gib Kohutavalt Igavaid Anekdoote Noh, Olgu Ta Kui Jube Tahes, Ei P Se Ta Ligil Hedalegi Stella T Dile Albertale Stella T Di Alberta On K Ige Jubedam T Di, Kes On Kunagi Elanud Temal Ja Ta Kohutaval Kullil On Kurikaval Plaan, Kuidas Stellast Vabaneda, Et Saada Enda K Tte T Drukule Kuuluv Hinnaline P Randus Nneks On Stellal Piisavalt S Dikust Ning Ks T Hus Ja Veidi K Hedusttekitav Salarelv David Walliams On Ks Inglismaa Menukamaid Lastekirjanikke Ta Raamatuid On T Lgitud K Mnetesse Keeltesse Ja Ainu Ksi Tema Kodumaal M Dud Miljoneid Eksemplare Eesti Keeles On Varem Ilmunud Walliamsi Raamatud G Ngstamemm 2014 Ja Hirmus Udne Hambaarst 2015. It s not difficult to discern why Walliams is being compared to Roald Dahl Awful Auntie is a humorous combination of flights of fancy and macabre backstory, exaggerated villains, and an ill treated child protagonist On top of which, Tony Ross illustrations are so like Quentin Blake s, it s uncanny.This p
Another fantastic, wonderful Walliams book This time Stella, Lady Saxby although she is but 12 befriends Soot, a ghost in Saxby Hall and they team up to defeat the truly despicable Awful Auntie Alberta
I will admit that I have been biased against David Walliams purely because he appeared to get a free pass into writing books by virtue of being a famous TV personality.However.This book was a step up from Mr Stink and I can t deny that it s very good I read it to Celyn and she asked that I give it 5 Personally I would deduct 1 and here s why Someone bought Celyn this book in hardcover It looks to be if not a fat book then at least not slender Inside along with a font large enough to be seen from space, and frequent illustrations no bad thing, though Celyn can t see them there is one tactic used over and over to pad the thing out.Walliams makes lists i these lists are only mildy amusingii and they get old fastiii each item is accompanied by an illustrationiv and it soon becomes clear they their only real purpose is to swallow up pages.Apart from that I have no complaints It s quit
This may be a huge hit with the under ten set, but I was massively disappointed I do feel terribly sorry for the author, who clearly suffers from Trying Too Hard To Be Like Roald Dahl Syndrome It s a real thing I didn t just make that up Did you catch last year s telethon The Oompa Loompas did a smashing acapella version of Don t Worry Be Happy Walliams starts out well by placing his luckless heroine in a Dahl like setting a world where grownups are either incompetent, dead, or a greedy, evil villain, but his character, Stella, never really develops a personality she just jumps through hoops, and climbs chimneys in an effort to stay one step ahead of her really awful aunt And, there are also lists, pages and pages of lists ways Aunt Alberta was mean to Stella s father, things Great Bavarian Mountain Owls can do, different ty
ADORABLE AND HILARIOUS I can definitely see why David Walliams is being called the next generation s Roald Dahl I m glad that children love these books David Walliams is helping keep libraries and bookshops busy with children requesting his titles, just as J K Rowling has done, this generation are enjoying their books and hopefully spring boarding to other authors and titles that will fire their imaginations.But I m not going to give any author unconditional praise if it s not due But I was disappointed by lots of things in this latest Walliams offering.The good A wonderfully wordy opening scene expect KS2 teachers to use this in Literacy lessons on descriptive language , setting the snowy scene in Saxby Hall.A bright and brave female heroine in Stella, young heiress of a large country house, orphaned but determined not to let her evil aunt Alberta steal her house from her.A very amusing butler in the ancient Gibbon, muddling up everything nicely Even though he is underused.A family tree, very nice to see in a children s book.Tony Ross s fantastically sharp and complementary illustrations.Quite liked the Owl Wagner ,
This was excruciating Five endless hours on audiobook in the car It actually hurt.I have no issue with celeb writers if they do a good job and I ve long defended Walliams as a thoroughly talented children s author in his own right But we have a problem when an author gets too big to edit, and it s really clear that for whatever reason no half way decent editor went anywhere near this The repetitions are agonising, with the plot summarised for us again and again and again the repeated use of the girl and the woman instead of names stick out like rusty nails in the audio version, as does the gross overuse of speech tags It s full of glaring mistakes that just show how little anyone bothered one minute a key has been lost for decades, the next it s in the door it s specifically dated to the 1930s, with a child murdered at the age of ten some thirty years earlier, but that child was a chimney sweep and child sweeps were banned in 1875 the narration appears to think that Lady Saxby and Lady Stella are interchangeable names the ghost s powers are bewilderingly inconsistent to serve the plot needs the crashed c
I can t get enough of David s books While we have enjoyed other David Walliams books such as Gangsta Granny, Mr Stink and The Midnight Gang we found that Awful Auntie along with Demon Dentist are our favourites It is packed with great descriptions like Stella s scream in terror when Stella met Soot David Walliam s character descriptions are awesome and we really like Soot and all of the other characters In this book Stella had to solve the mystery of her parents death as well escaping from Awful Auntie Tony Ross pictures looked old fashioned and added to the story We love the way that David Walliams added Gibbon to the story to make it funnier Saxby Hall was a great setting for the story because it s a mansion with lots of
Awful auntie, or awful story An over long, trying to be funny story about a little girl, whose parents have been murdered by her owl obsessed eponymous awful auntie, now imprisoned in her parents large country house while her aunt tries to ascertain the whereabouts of the deeds to the house before she kills her This book tries to be as clever and witty as a Roald Dahl but fails The characters A one dimensional, violent, evil aunt who overuses baby language in an attempt to portray patronizing malevolence aunty waunty, deedsy weedsies, belly welly , has a gambling addiction and a large savage owl a bumbling old butler with memory loss who does a few vaguely funny things a ghost who rather irritatingly speaks in cockney rhyming slang and vernacular, is tangible and can be hurt surely that is a ghost no no the previously mentioned savage owl and Stella the heroine of the story attempting to escape the abuse of her aunt The story, which takes place over a couple of days, is set in the 1930 s but could have been set in any time as the era hardly enters into the plot There is an attempt to insert jokes into the plot through the use of illustration of evil antics owl descriptions the best thing abo