Animalcolm

by David Baddiel

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.

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Kirkby Stephen Primary School
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Kirkby Stephen Primary School

I have only read a chapter and the first chapter was so so so good so i will give the first chapter five stars i hope i enjoy the rest of this fabulous book.

George Romney Junior School
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George Romney Junior School

I enjoyed reading this book because it was funny and interesting. My favourite part of the book was when Malcolm turned into his first animal because I didn’t expect him to transform into a tortoise. All the way through the book there were cliff-hangers to wait until you read the book next. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes funny and intriguing books.
William

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Bransty Primary School

When Malcolm speaks to K-Pax it is very interesting how he says that he can’t understand why he doesn’t like animals like other people do. When he had been an animal for a few days, he seems to turn the table and change his mind.
The humour was so exiting!
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Kirkby Thore School

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Kirkby Thore School
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Kirkby Thore School

Not the best book for for every one ๐Ÿ™

Kirkby Thore School
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Kirkby Thore School

I hate this book
Jackie khan

Kirkby Thore School
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Kirkby Thore School

I did not enjoy the book ๐Ÿ™ because it wasn’t funny and did not have much comedy in it.

Leeming RAF Community Primary School
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Leeming RAF Community Primary School

It is a hilarious book and I personally love it. My favourite part was the part when he turned into a cat and felt relieved that he could be able to actually move more quickly than a tortoise. I also liked the part when he found out that he could control it.

St Cuthbert's RC Primary School (Wigton)
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St Cuthbert's RC Primary School (Wigton)

this book was very funny and every chapter ended in a cliffhanger so i couldnt wait to find out what happens next. it was funny because he kept on changing appearences but didnt figure out that if he didnt sleep near anyone or near a human he would turn back into a human.

Kirkbampton CE Primary
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Kirkbampton CE Primary

I thought this book was amazing I found it funny how he kept turning into different animals it was extremely good.Iwould recommend this book to all my friends and any other people who are doing the reading challenge,especially the ones who love animals.It was brilliant.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜

Blackford School
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Blackford School

I liked it because it was very adventurous .
I would rate it 6/10

Kirkbampton CE Primary
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Kirkbampton CE Primary

This a super brilliant book ,however it got quite predictable near the end but that didn’t stop me from loving it throughout the whole of it! I highly recommend this book to all others interested in it as I could not put it down, it was so intriguing! It might look as if this book is too long but really the text is decently sized and there is a picture roughly every 5 pages, which I found rather useful and nice to stop and look at! READ THIS BOOK IF YOU DONT YOUR MISSING OUT!!!!!

Kirkbampton CE Primary
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Kirkbampton CE Primary

I really enjoyed this book, I liked the bit when he turned into loads of animals and turned back into a human. I hope to read more books like this.

Kirkbampton CE Primary
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Kirkbampton CE Primary

I thought animalcolm was amazing because I love animals and it was a really good storyline, my favourite part was when Malcolm got a chinchilla for his birthday and when he became a chinchilla but chinny spoke Spanish. Altogether I thought this was a really good book and I would definitely recommend this to my friends I would give this book 4 and a half out of five.

Warcop C of E Primary
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Warcop C of E Primary

My favourite character is the chinchilla I really liked it when Malcolm turned into a baby pig and a chinchilla. I love it. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜

Castle Carrock School
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Castle Carrock School

I have finished the book and I loved the way it read. I thought it was a brilliant adventure book and I wood recommend it to anyone who likes a a lot of story’s put into one.

George Romney Junior School
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George Romney Junior School

I really enjoyed reading this book, it’s a funny fantasy story and I loved it! It’s about a boy called Malcom who doesn’t like animals, but as his parents, his sister and other family like them, his house is full of them! But when Malcom goes on a school trip to a farm, some interesting things start happening! Amy

Kirkbampton CE Primary
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Kirkbampton CE Primary

I really liked this book. My favourite part is when he turns into all the animals on the farm. This is my best ever book I have read so far. I love the part when Malcolm turns into a pigeon and flies to his chinchilla to ask for help, the picture is super cute as well. I would recommend it to anyone who likes animals and adventures. I will give it 10/10.

St Cuthbert's RC Primary School (Wigton)
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St Cuthbert's RC Primary School (Wigton)

it wasn’t much into my like but for people how like animal and adventure story this is the one for them

Kirkbampton CE Primary
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Kirkbampton CE Primary

I really enjoyed the parts when the main character, Malcolm, changed into different animals. It was funny when he got taken to the vet! I would recommend this book to primary school kids, friends and family.

Kirkbampton CE Primary
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Kirkbampton CE Primary

This book was enjoyable because he turned into different animals.

Blackford School
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Blackford School

This book was great and my favourite part was when Malcolm changed from a chinchilla back to himself at the vets.

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