The Bolds to the Rescue

From the Series The Bolds

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

The Bolds—the hyena family successfully impersonating as humans—have become legendary in the animal kingdom. Soon their house is full of visitors hoping to learn how to pass as humans too. There’s a crocodile who can’t quite tame her appetite, a poodle who wants to be a famous singer, and runaway racehorses hiding from their owner. With so many houseguests, the Bolds have their hands (ahem, paws) full. Can they teach these outcast critters to survive in the human world?

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 288
Publication Date 2017-04-01
Text Type Fiction—Humor
BISACS JUV019000, JUV002000, JUV013090
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.0781 x 7.7969
Lexile 750
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 5.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 187476
Accelerated Reader® Points 4.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author: Julian Clary

Julian Clary is a comedian, entertainer, and novelist who has toured across the world with his one-man shows. He lives in Kent, England, with his partner, dogs, and several chickens.

Illustrator: David Roberts

David Roberts has illustrated many books for young readers. He lives in London.


School Library Journal

“This series sports the humor of Captain Underpants and the heart of Winnie-the-Pooh . . . . A great choice for any library collection serving kids.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“[T]he tale avoids didacticism, delivering its message of tolerance, inclusion, and kindness with irresistibly quirky, anarchic glee. A winner of a sequel, just the ticket for lovers of Roald Dahl.”—Kirkus Reviews


“Like [The Bolds], [The Bolds to the Rescue] can be read on a metaphorical level as a story with satiric edges about cultural outsiders looking for ways to fit in—or just enjoyed for its comical mishaps and broad humor.”—Booklist