"Grandad is John's main carer, with his Mum always working. Their relationship is often rocky, as they have very different ways of having fun and relaxation, but fundementally they have a strong loving bond.

Children will recognise themselves in the behaviour of John as he strives to be a typical child, at the expense of Grandad's patience. The story is written from John's viewpoint, making it utterly real and easy to engage with. John's meandering and often random thought patterns are amusing and believable . The story is further brought to life by both characters' poor use of English and swearing, although this may cause some readers difficulty."



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