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?
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Have a go at drawing the Bolds. You can find out how in this video:
The Bolds’ best way of fitting in to life in Teddington is to adopt disguises. They mask their hyena behaviours, their tails, and their hyena cackles. Why not try making your own mask out of cardboard or a paper plate use coloured paper or felt tips to embellish it. Send a photo of yourself wearing your mask to your book club friends. If you are video calling them, we dare you to wear it for the whole book club!
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