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by David Walliams

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Eoin from Year 6, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School:

Grandpas great escape is the best book ever it is a reallygood book and there was a few emotional times and lots of funny times to so that is why I give it marks 10,10

Marks out of 10: 10

Olivia from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

A lovely young boy and his grandpa who is losing his marbles a little. They love the RAF and his grandpa thinks that he is back in time ;; and he thinks he and everyone else is in the middle of a war . Then he gets caught wondering off in the middle of the night he was caught by Raj a very close friend of the boy and his family. So they suggest that they send him off to a horrible care home where the careers are men in disguise of women !! I liked this book because: It started off quite hard to get into but when I started to read a few more chapters it was like a trance I couldn't get out of until I finished the book; it leaves you on a cliffhanger when you put your book down ALWAYS!! I TOTALLY RECOMMEND THIS

Marks out of 10: 10

Tara from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

This book is called grandpas great escape. It is writen by one of my favourite author David walliams and illustrated by Tony ross. It is a mystery and adventure. Its obviously about a grandpa escaping from some where or other. It is set in london a couple of years after the world war 2. There is a strange mystery added to this story. There is some strange and wonderful characters.

Marks out of 10: 10

Kayleigh from Year 6, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School:

It is an awesome book for me it dragged me into the book bur also there are some emotional parts . I love this book because it makes you want to read more and also it makes you cringe I recommend this book you should read it ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Marks out of 10: 10

Kayleigh from Year 6, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School:

It is an awesome book for me it dragged me into the book bur also there are some emotional parts . I love this book because it makes you want to read more and also it makes you cringe I recommend this book you should read it ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Marks out of 10: 10

stella from Year 6, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School:

I really like the David Walliams books but this one has got to be my favorite.So I give it a 10.

Marks out of 10: 10

Gwenyth from Year 5, Green Top Primary:

I enjoyed Grandpa's Great Escape because it's very funny . it's about a little boy who's grandpa was a fighter philot in word war 2 and when his grandpa is sent to an old folkes home they decided to plan a very daring escape .I recommend this book to people aged 7-10 who like adventure storys.

Marks out of 10: 8

Coen from Year 5, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Primary School:

Funny and amazing

Marks out of 10: 8

ian from Year 7:

david walliams grandpas great escape is about a boy who likes world war planes especially his grandpas spitfire my personal favourite is were they escape from twilight towes the worst care home in the world i would recommend it to 7-10 year olds i like it i hope some one else will

Marks out of 10: 10

ellis from Year 5, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Primary School:

a very fun book but quite sad a very good book

Marks out of 10: 10

Lacey from Year 5, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

I really love this beacause i like adventure books and i love David Walliams books he is so cretive when writtng his books so that is why i am giving this book a 7

Marks out of 10: 7

dakota from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

I didn't like it but it should be more fun for kids my age

Marks out of 10: 4

alice from Year 6, Green Top Primary:

I love this book . It is adventurous and emotional book that intrigued me to read other books that are by David Walliams .Grandpa is my favorite character because he is very brave yet kind . I recommend this to age 7 and above.AMAZING BOOK!!

Marks out of 10: 8

Ellie from Year 6, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School:

The book is amazing. It's got so much character and adventures in this book. I really like this book it is one of my favourite David Walliam books

Marks out of 10: 10

emily from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

I haven't read this at the book awards but I have at home I could read it over and over again its good for people who are intested in the RAF and planes its funny and that's why I rated 10 I have read all of the David Walliams books I recommend this book from the age of 7 onwards its really good

Marks out of 10: 10

Ellie from Year 6, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School:

A David Walliams classic love the book.

Marks out of 10: 10

Amy from Year 6, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

This book is amazing. This book made me laugh out loud when the Grandpa thought he was still in the army when he wasn't. I recommend this to the people that enjoy David Walliam books.😃 I loved it

Marks out of 10: 10

Jacob from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

A most enjoyable book for sure! I would recommend this book for kids around 7-11. I think anyone who likes adventurous twists would really enjoy this book. That's why I have rated this book a 10.

Marks out of 10: 10

Wilson from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

I would recommend this book for anyone who loves exciting adventures. In this book there are lots of twists, plots etc. Also this book is really funny and makes you want to read more. It mixes your emotions easily and how the characters are feeling at the time. So that's why I rated this amazing book 10.

Marks out of 10: 10

Thomas from Year 5, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

I would recommend this to people that like gangster granny and all the David William books.:-) This is a brilliant book and I recommend it for all ages . I picked this book up because I saw the front cover and fought to myself I want to read this book ,I am so glad I did. This is why I rated this book a 9.😃

Marks out of 10: 9

Madison from Year 6, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

Oh my! Words can not explain how much I love this book, It is so funny! I would recommend this amazing book to people who like funny stories and David Walliams' books. That is why I have rated this book 10/10

Marks out of 10: 10

Joshua from Year 5, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

David Williamson is my favourite because it fantastic

Marks out of 10: 9

Annie-Mai from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

This book is amazing it is good for people who like the RAF planes in the army and it has a joyful ending when they escape you have to read the book and it is a fabulous book to read.

Marks out of 10: 10

Faith from Year 5, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School:

This is just an amazing book that i could ot put down it was so briliant and funny that my my tummy hurt i would defintely reccomed ths that is why i rated it a 8 ;]

Marks out of 10: 8

alysha from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

I think that this book is really good could just read it over and over againg and I also liked Grandpa and Jackes advenchers it is recommended for any age I love this book!

Marks out of 10: 10

Sydney from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

I have only read half of this book but it is amazing

Marks out of 10: 9

Priya from Year 5, Hexthorpe Primary School:

I love this book because it's full of adventures and I love David Walliams books.

Marks out of 10: 10

Anastasia from Year 5, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book it was full of adventure and excitement . I would really recommend this book to year5 or year6. I had fun reading this book ! I could understand the story . I loved the story the adventure they have it tells us that no matter what age you are you can really have FUN !!! I would of love to be jack and get the chance to fly a spitfire . It's was really enjoyable to read because just when everything right some thing has to go wrong . But in the end I think it would of been all worth it . David Walliams is a legend ! I have already started reading another one of his books Grandpas Great Escape is fabulous and deserves a 10 out of 10

Marks out of 10: 10

kaitlin from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

this book is about a boy called jack who has a grandpa who was in the RAF and was a driver of a spit fire but as his grandpa gets older he starts to call his grandson (jack) squadron leader however grandpa kept going missing but it was always like he was in the clouds. the best bit is still to come and it i when grandpa stole a spit fire from a museum and started flying it with jack until... something tragic happened that changed jacks life ... overall i liked this book because it was really funny when grandpa started to forget things and when he started making RAF style names for a lot of people he knew. i also liked the book because it was adventurous and you didn't know what grandpa was going to do next. i would definitely recommend this book to younger readers.

Marks out of 10: 9

Eleanor from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

Looking for an exciting book with fresh new ideas? Well Grandpa's Great Escape is the perfect book to dig deep in to its amazing story! Grandpa's Great Escape is about 12 year old Jack and the coolest Grandpa you will ever read about! Want to know why? Its because Jacks Grandad he believes he is still in World War 2! After many occasions of Jacks Grandpa disappering, his parents have had enough! They then decide to send him to 'Twilight Towers'! Although it seems like a heavenly place, Jack knows devilish secrets lie beneath the doors of that building! Will Jack rescue his poor Grandpa or will it be the end of the road for the two? I like this book because it brings laughter, calamity and enjoyment I believe to readers of all ages! As well as it, the front cover and the whole book stands out which is a key feature on a book! Lastly, I like this book because it has a clear structure to the story meaning it flows easily so you can grasp the story line very easily! I would recommend this book for all ages from 6-14 because it is an easy story to read but to add to that older ages like myself can enjoy David Walliams thrilling tales as it is not to simple for younger ages! I rated this book a 10 as I could think of no faults to this book and as well as that it was overall a book that will stay in my mind! A read to remember!

Marks out of 10: 10

jack harry from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

good book very interesting I liked learning ww2 in y4 and y3

Marks out of 10: 10

Maja from Year 6, Woodfield Primary:

This book was amazing:it was really funny and had lots good description. This was the best book I have ever read in my whole life!

Marks out of 10: 10

Hattie from Year 8, Healing School - A Science Academy:

This book is about an epic adventure. Jacks grandpa is in Twilight Towers he needs him out. Jacks Grandpa is still living in World War 2 which makes it even more difficult to get him out of Twilight Towers. It makes you feel that you are there in the adventure. Overall i absolutely love this book, its amazing. I defiantly recommend this book.

Marks out of 10: 10

Pamela from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

I loved this book because there was a boy named jack and he loved spitfires [aeroplanes] but hes grandpa was one and he told him his adventures. Also I found it funny when they went to prison.

Marks out of 10: 10

Marcela from Year 6, Stirling Primary School:

I think this is an interesting book and I'm enjoying it so far

Marks out of 10: 8

Amelia -Rose from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

I love David Williams books. this book is a boy called Jack he is interested about the stories his grandad told him about world war 2. his favourite aeroplane is the spitfire the plane that his grandad flied. his grandad goes to twirlight towers. Jack tries to plot an escape.

Marks out of 10: 10

Ruby from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

I loved this book as anything could happen at any moment and its about something that could happen in real life. It is so well writen and now I've read this one(my first David Walliams book) I want to read another as this one was so good!

Marks out of 10: 8

georgie from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Do you like books about love between two family members? Or maybe about adventure? If you do then this book is for you. I liked this book because it is about a grandpa whose memory is not working very well. I rated this book 9 because it doesn't always make sense. I would read this book again because I really like it a lot. I would recommend this book to about 6 to 14 year olds due to the laughs and LOLs. over all I liked this book.

Marks out of 10: 9

Phoebe from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

An amazing book! I like reading David Walliams books alot.

Marks out of 10: 10

shania from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

wow! where do i start an amazing book. i really like davied walliams books i have got all of them they are just fantastic. it has got a really good story line to go with it also you no what it is about when you get going in the book. when i read it, it made me want to write a funny book just like that on. so i recommend this book because it is really good and funny too! read it

Marks out of 10: 10

Lewis from Year 4, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Primary School:

Grandpa's Great Escape is a wonderful book from David Walliams. He is a wonderful author he should make more childrens books. I really enjoyed reading it. He is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Alex from Year 6, Green Top Primary:

In my opinion, the book Grandpa's Great Escape was good - but it could be better. I found it adventurous but could improve the vocabulary with more synonyms. The story is about a boy who helps his Grandad escape from Twilight Towers - a home for elderly people. They travel lots of places together. In one part of the story, the grandad strolled to a museum, which took him about 3 days. All he ate, was a few nuts. And then his grandson checked everywhere to find him. He went on a school trip to the museum and heard a sound and went to investigate who it was - it was his Grandpa! After that, they had lots of adventures together. I would recommend this book to children aged 7-12 who enjoy adventure stories with funny twist.

Marks out of 10: 8

rachel from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

wow what a great book! if you like books with amazing stories well this book is for you, i gave this book a 10 out of 10 because this book has stories that will blow your mind it all starts when jacks grandpa isnt very well and has some brain loss, to the fact that he thinks that he is in world war 2 ! anyway despite that this book is amazing if you havent read this book i hope you are planning on doing so.

Marks out of 10: 10

georgia from Year 5, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School:

this book is so amazing it is a bit heartbreaking but this book is great if you have not read it already you better start reading it now lol

Marks out of 10: 10

georgia from Year 5, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School:

THIS BOOK IS THE BEST BOOK EVER! I would recommend this book to everyone but this book is kinda sad

Marks out of 10: 10

Benjamin from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book was great with a great author just had the usual characteristics for David Walliams. I have enjoyed this book because it was baised on true experience. personally have never enconted this but I bet some people who have can relate to this. I have given this book a seven because it is good and action packed but can drag a bit, expecially for older readers.

Marks out of 10: 7

Alex from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This great book had the usual David Walliams writing style and was based on a serious matter however it still as expected full of laughs and comedy, also their secret meaning in allmost every David Walliams book that has to be discovered by the reader. However this hidden meaning is still open to interpretation and can mean whatever the reader wants it to be, Overall i strongly believe that this book is brilliant for all ages and will make someones day however i believe very few books ar perfect so i only gave it a 9 out of ten - also i would strongly recomend this book to anyone who enjoys to read.

Marks out of 10: 9

J19 from Year 5, Mallard Primary School:

I love all the David Walliams books and this was no different. A perfect book when in the next year you are learning about the Spitfire later on that year!

Marks out of 10: 10

Ella from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

This book is about a young boy called Jack and his Grandpas relationship, between both of them, when times get tough. At the start of the book, Grandpa begins to believe he is still in WW2 fighting for Britain. Only Jack can understand what his Grandfather says and to every one else thinks he's talking nonsense. But there lies a problem, Jacks mum and dad has moved his Grandpa into care home. But it want just any old folks home, it was the one, the dreaded, TWILIGHT TOWERS! This terrible place ( and terrifying boss ) gives you goose bumps on the back of your neck and a shiver down your spine ,so getting grandpa out wasn't going to be easy. But for all Jack and Grandpa ,know is that someones watching them, but who?! This book is full of excitement and trills. There are some happy moments and some sad but it is defiantly up there on my favourite books of all time. Its a GREAT BOOK !?

Marks out of 10: 9

Ruby from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Do you like adventures and mystery's? Then this is the book for you. This amazing story is about a boy called Jack and his grandpa ( who still thinks he's at world war 2) so he gets sent to Twilight Towers but the nurses have a secret. Can they escape? I rated this book 10 because it is really funny. I would recommend this book to people 5 and above. This is a family friendly book so anyone could listen even people under .

Marks out of 10: 10

Phoebe from Year 8, Healing School - A Science Academy:

I really like David Walliams books so I picked up this one and from the first sight it was amazing. I already knew I was going to enjoy this book but I didn't know I would like it this much. My favorite character is Grandpa because he is so energetic for an old man. No matter how old you are, you are guaranteed to enjoy this book! I like the way David Walliams fits humor into every turn of the page. You are also guaranteed to laugh! This funny adventurous book will leave you stunned!

Marks out of 10: 10

Aidan from Year 8, Hayfield School:

THIS BOOK IS amazing because of how funny Davids books are.its heart warming and hilarious

Marks out of 10: 10

Emma from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

''Grandpa's Great Escape'' is a heart-warming book about a strong bond between a boy and his grandpa. Trying to get him out of trouble and helping him escape, Jack goes to greater lengths for his grandpa's needs. This book is interesting, thrilling and fun to read especially if your a fan of David Walliam's books.

Marks out of 10: 10

Olivia from Year 3, Thorne Brooke Primary School:

I think Grandpa's great escape is really good and exiting book because it tells you about the story on the front page and also the blurb tells you about it as well and when I first read the blurb it sounded really funny and good I think David Walliams is a good author and I like reading David Williams my favourite book that he wrote was The worlds worst children.

Marks out of 10: 10

libby from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

this book is really good the grandpas Is really funny in the story go read this book

Marks out of 10: 10

georgia from Year 5, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School:

i would reccomend this book to everyone because it is sad at the end but it is really funny aswell so read it if you like my review

Marks out of 10: 10

Olivia from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

The title is Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross. I absolutely LOVED this book and I have a copy at home. It is full of action packed content to increase the tension and I could not put it down. The storyline was amazing even though it was quite sad at the end (for those who haven't read it...I'm keeping it a surprise until you read it) ;-). My favourite part was when they decided to escape from Twilight Towers and my least favourite part was when Grandp...OOPS! I almost told you. My least favourite part was the sad part at the end. Storyline 5/5 and illustrations 5/5. Recommendation for ages 9+

Marks out of 10: 10

Leah from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. It only took three days for me to finish it, although there was some upsetting parts it is a fantastic, funny story. The story starts with a rather lonely and shy boy called Jack. Jack doesn't have many friends but he loves to spend time with his Grandfather who has become confused and still thinks he is in World War II. Jack and his Grandfather have an amazing adventure and help all of the people in the care home and get the crooks (who pretend to be nurses) arrested. This was another fabulous book, by David Walliams and I recommend you read it.

Marks out of 10: 10

Paige from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Do you like David Walliams? Then this is the book for you! I loved Grandpa's Great Escape because it was very funny and I could never put the book down. My favourite character was grandpa because he was funny and was found in the funniest places when he got lost. The book is about a boys grandpa who was in the RAF and has lost his memory and gets taken to TWIGHLIGHT TOWERS. Will they escape?

Marks out of 10: 10

Olivia from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

The title is Grandpas Great Escape by David Walliams and is illustrated by Tony Ross. Where should I start? Hmmm. There is so much to say that I simply can't write it all here. The storyline was superb but some was quite upsetting. Most of the characters were very funny but there was one that I thought was a spiteful little person and that was the vicar. I mean why does a CHURCH vicar spend all of the money he collects on himself instead of giving it to the poor. That's a vicars job right? Personally, I think he should be sacked. Anyway, the content is action-packed and I could not put it down. Grandpa is who I felt sorry for because he has problems and he thinks that he is still in the war, fighting for his country. My favourite part was when they escape from Twilight Towers and the evil Matron Miss Swine. There is one big secret at the end and I will leave it to you to read it and find out for yourselves. I almost cried at the end as well because Grandpa...OOPS! I almost told you. You can also find that out for yourselves. Overall I give it 10 because everything was so amazing from start to finish. Storyline 5/5 and illustrations 5/5. Recommendation ages for 7+

Marks out of 10: 10

Jade from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

This book is amazing and it's one of the best books I've read since day one!

Marks out of 10: 10

Taytay from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

I love this book, it's amazing. Thank you for making this book!

Marks out of 10: 10

Poppy from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

This book is a great read that takes readers imaginations ' up! up! and away ' with jack and his grandpa the greatest WW2 pilot of all time! Readering this book with my younger siblings was extremely enjoyable, the book has a wide range of jokes for young children, young adults and parents so there is something for everyone to enjoy - definitely one to read with your family. I really enjoyed reading this tale of hidden gags and the emotional story of the relationships between children and their grandparents. My final rating: 7/10

Marks out of 10: 7

Calla from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

I enjoyed this book but it was a bit repetetive. 3 pages would just go on and on about how Grandpa went missing. Except from that, it was a really good book.

Marks out of 10: 8

Fearne from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

I found this book really boring because it seemed to be going on and on unlike some of David walliams other books

Marks out of 10: 4

Wiktoria from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I think this book deserves a 7/10 because it has interesting characters and it is not rushed, however I don't think it deserves a 10/10 because you can't get attached to or relate to the characters, not many people have been in Jack's situation. This makes the book less emotional

Marks out of 10: 7

piers from Year 7, Hayfield School:

i love this book so much i will finsh it soon so far it is so good

Marks out of 10: 10

luke from Year 5:

this book is really good but im writing this at home its a really funny book along whith worlds worst children and midnight gang all by david walliams

Marks out of 10: 10

Harvey from Year 7, The Armthorpe Academy:

This book is extremely funny! Having read this book many times before I still find it funny. I would say this book is for Year 3 and it is an easy read and is great for one-to-one reading.

Marks out of 10: 9

Lucey-Mai from Year 6:

I give this book a 10 because it's a really good book to read in your spare time and it's a book for ANY ages. Also, I think that it's aimed at any ages too! In this book, I like the character Jack and his Grandpa (no name unfortunately) because they're really adventurous and they love each other. They also like to have a good laugh with each other! My least favorite character in this book is Miss Swine. I say this because she works at the old folk's home and she is the lady who makes Grandpa go into the old folk's home. Fortunately, Grandpa gets out of the old folk's home! My favorite part of this book is when Jack tells his story about him loving the RAF and spitfires. I also like the part when Grandpa thinks that it's still the World War II. I say this because it's sort of a true bit of the story and it's quite emotional seeing Jack loving the RAF so much. I highly recommend this book to anyone aged 7-16. I hope that you will love this book as much as I have! Best Regards, Lucey-Mai

Marks out of 10: 10

Lucey-Mai from Year 6:

I give this book a 10 because it's a really good book to read in your spare time and it's a book for ANY ages. Also, I think that it's aimed at any ages too! In this book, I like the character Jack and his Grandpa (no name unfortunately) because they're really adventurous and they love each other. They also like to have a good laugh with each other! My least favorite character in this book is Miss Swine. I say this because she works at the old folk's home and she is the lady who makes Grandpa go into the old folk's home. Fortunately, Grandpa gets out of the old folk's home! My favorite part of this book is when Jack tells his story about him loving the RAF and spitfires. I also like the part when Grandpa thinks that it's still the World War II. I say this because it's sort of a true bit of the story and it's quite emotional seeing Jack loving the RAF so much. I highly recommend this book to anyone aged 7-16. I hope that you will love this book as much as I have! Best Regards, Lucey-Mai

Marks out of 10: 10

Tom from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

I loved this book. It took me on a rollercoaster of emotions the whole way through. The author, David Walliams, is an amazing author that is just like Dahl. This book is full of comedy. I would recommend this book to everyone I know. Jack wants to be a pilot just like his Grandpa was in WW2. He loves his Grandpa but he has memory loss so he doesn't always remember Jack. Grandpa gets sent to an old folks home which Jack finds creepy. Will he get him out unseen. This is amazing especially with the unexpected twists.

Marks out of 10: 10

Sara from Year 3, Thorne Brooke Primary School:

My favourite part is when grandpa escaped into the hot air ballon Hilarious good for any readers especially who like adventure books

Marks out of 10: 10

Eve from Year 7, Hayfield School:

I really enjoyed this book as it was heart warming as the little things they did like calling each other names like wing commander was cute. The ending was upsetting but i'm not going to spoil it.

Marks out of 10: 10

 

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