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The Bolds Nominated for 2016 CILIP Kate Greenway Medal

Children’s book written by Julian Clary and illustrated by David Roberts

The Bolds is nominated for the 2016 CILIP Kate Greenway Medal, with the winner to be announced on 20th June.


Mr and Mrs Bold are just like you and me: they live in a nice house (in Teddington), they have jobs (like writing Christmas cracker jokes) and they love to have a bit of a giggle. One slight difference: they’re hyenas. Yes, that’s right – they’re covered in fur, have tails tucked into their trousers, and they really, really like to laugh.

So far, the Bolds have managed to keep things under wraps, even when their children Bobby and Betty were born. But the nosy man next door smells a rat (or a hyena), and a trip to the local wildlife park, and the brilliantly wacky heist that results, could be the end of Teddington’s best-kept secret. Whatever will the neighbours think?


The oldest and most prestigious children’s book award, the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenway Medals are often described by authors and illustrators as ‘the one[s] they want to win’, as they are the gold standard in children and young people’s literature.


The CILIP Kate Greenway Medal is awarded annually by children’s librarians and is judged on outstanding illustration in children and young people’s books.