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David Walliams - Author

About the Author

DAVID WALLIAMS is an actor and writer best known for his work with Matt Lucas in the multi-award-winning sketch show Little Britain. His debut children's novel, The Boy in the Dress, was published in 2008 to unanimous critical acclaim. Since then, his second book, Mr Stink, has gone on to receive similar plaudits, while growing an already devoted fanbase. The Boy in the Dress was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and Mr Stink was one of Amanda Craig's Children's Books of the Year in the Times.

Featured books by David Walliams

The World's Worst Children 2

The World's Worst Children 2

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The brilliant follow-up to David Walliams' bestseller The World's Worst Children! Ten more stories about a brand new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone's favourite children's author, illustrated in glorious full colour by Tony Ross. If you thought you had read about the World's Worst Children already, you're in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine! This gorgeous hardback collection of ten stories from the master himself, David Walliams, will make you snort with laughter and thank your lucky stars that you don't know anyone like Gruesome Griselda or Fussy Frankie in real life. It also features a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! Gloriously illustrated in full colour throughout by artistic genius Tony Ross, The World's Worst Children 2 is a side-splitting companion to David's blockbuster hit, The World's Worst Children, and the perfect gift for kids aged 9 and up.

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Blob

Blob

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2017

This is the story of how a boy called Bob meets a blobfish fish called Blob...And so begins a funny and heartwarming story of a very unusual friendship - and some very strange animals. An astonishingly brilliant World Book Day Book from one of today's favourite children's authors.

Grandpa's Great Escape

Grandpa's Great Escape

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2017

The eighth novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams - now available in paperback! Jack's Grandpa...*wears his slippers to the supermarket *serves up Spam a la Custard for dinner *and often doesn't remember Jack's name But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day...An exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa - this book takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart. Illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross.

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The Midnight Gang

The Midnight Gang

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2016

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The World's Worst Children

The World's Worst Children

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2016

From the world's favourite author, David Walliams - ten cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of characters; all in a gorgeously gifty FULL COLOUR format! Are you ready to meet the World's Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! * Like Sofia Sofa - a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! * Or Dribbling Drew - a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! * And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha - a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales! Also featuring a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes this collection of wickedly funny, deliciously mischievous tales, illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius Tony Ross.

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Awful Auntie

Awful Auntie

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve...

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Grandpa's Great Escape

Grandpa's Great Escape

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2015

The hotly-anticipated next novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams Jack's Grandpa...*wears his slippers to the supermarket *serves up Spam a la Custard for dinner *and often doesn't remember Jack's name But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day...An exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa - this book takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart. Illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross.

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Demon Dentist

Demon Dentist

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2015

The latest jaw-achingly funny, number-one bestselling novel from David Walliams - now out in paperback. Make your appointment if you dare...Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find...a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it...? Read this book and find out!

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Awful Auntie

Awful Auntie

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Winner of the Children's Book of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards 2014. From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve...

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Demon Dentist

Demon Dentist

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2013

The new jaw-achingly funny novel from David Walliams, the number one bestselling author! Make your appointment if you dare...Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find...a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it...? Read this book and find out!

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Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2013

A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David's previous bestsellers. Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben's help...

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Ratburger

Ratburger

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2012

The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country. Hot on the heels of bestselling Gangsta Granny comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel - the story of a little girl called Zoe. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery - mainly by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt's Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it? The clue is in the title...From the author that is being called 'a new Roald Dahl', Ratburger is not to be missed!

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Other books by David Walliams

The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/01/2014

NEW BOOK AND CD PACK - The sparkling debut children's novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country. Combo pack of paperback and CD read by David Walliams and Matt Lucas! Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book... Charming, surprising and hilarious - The Boy in the Dress is everything you would expect from the King of Funny. David Walliams's beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike.

World of David Walliams 5 Book Collection (The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger)

World of David Walliams 5 Book Collection (The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger)

Author: David Walliams Format: eBook Release Date: 26/12/2013

FIVE hilarious and moving novels from bestselling, critically acclaimed author, David Walliams.

Slightly Annoying Elephant

Slightly Annoying Elephant

Author: David Walliams Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2013

Number one bestselling author David Walliams presents his very first picture book for children of 3 and up. What's big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course! Introducing a maginficently warm and funny picture book from two remarkable talents. Adopt your copy today!

The Slightly Annoying Elephant

The Slightly Annoying Elephant

Author: David Walliams Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2013

Number one bestselling author David Walliams presents his first picture book for children of 3 and up, illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross. What's big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course! Introducing a magnificently warm and funny picture book from two remarkable talents. Adopt your copy today!

Demon Dentist

Demon Dentist

Author: David Walliams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 24/10/2013

The new jaw-achingly funny novel from David Walliams, the number one bestselling author! Make your appointment if you dare... Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find... a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it...? Read this book and find out!

Demon Dentist

Demon Dentist

Author: David Walliams Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2013

The new jaw-achingly funny novel from David Walliams, the number one bestselling author! Make your appointment if you dare... Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find... a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it...? Listen to this book and find out!

Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 26/09/2013

NEW BOOK AND CD PACK - A hilarious and moving story of old age, adventure, stolen jewels and swimming the Thames, from Sport Relief star and all-round hero David Walliams. I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics. - Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben's help...

The World of David Walliams CD Story Collection The Boy in the Dress/Mr Stink/Billionaire Boy/Gangsta Granny/Ratburger

The World of David Walliams CD Story Collection The Boy in the Dress/Mr Stink/Billionaire Boy/Gangsta Granny/Ratburger

Author: David Walliams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/09/2013

Five screamingly funny stories from number one bestselling children's author David Walliams, in this big, bumper CD boxset, performed by the King of Comedy himself. THE BOY IN THE DRESS - Dennis's very ordinary life is about to get a lot more extraordinary. Why? There's a clue in the title of this book... MR STINK - When Chloe decides to hide a homeless man in her garden shed, she discovers there's more to Mr Stink than meets the nose... GANGSTA GRANNY - Like most grannies, Ben's has white hair, false teeth... and is an international jewel thief too! BILLIONAIRE BOY - Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion dollar's worth of them, in fact. There's just one thing he doesn't have - a friend... RATBURGER - Can Zoe keep her beloved pet rat safe from the clutches of dastardly Burt of Burt's Burgers and his dubious burger-making machine?

The World of David Walliams: Best Boxset Ever

The World of David Walliams: Best Boxset Ever

Author: David Walliams Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 29/08/2013

FIVE hilarious and moving novels from bestselling, critically acclaimed author, David Walliams. THE BOY IN THE DRESS: Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book... MR STINK: Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well... BILLIONAIRE BOY: Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. He has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there's just one thing he really needs: a friend... GANGSTA GRANNY: Ben's grandma is the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about her. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben's help... RATBURGER: Can Zoe keep her beloved pet rat safe from the clutches of the dastardly Burt of Burt's Burgers?

The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

The sparkling debut children's novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country, with sparkling new cover look to tie in with later books. Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book... Charming, surprising and hilarious - The Boy in the Dress is everything you would expect from the co-creator of Little Britain. David Walliams's beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike.

World of David Walliams 3 Book Collection (The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy)

World of David Walliams 3 Book Collection (The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy)

Author: David Walliams Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2013

THREE hilarious and moving novels from the number one bestselling, critically acclaimed author, David Walliams.Boy in the Dress - Dennis's ordinary life is about to get a lot less ordinary. Why? There's a clue in the title of this book...Mr Stink - When Chloe speaks to a local tramp, she discovers there's more to Mr Stink than meets the nose.Billionaire Boy - Meet Joe Spud, the richest 12-year-old in the world. But there's one thing he really needs: a friend...

Camp David

Camp David

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2013

Britain's Got Talent is BACK . . . so it's time to get serious with Britain's favourite funny man. Famous comedian and actor, funniest judge on Britain's Got Talent, high-achieving sportsman and BESTSELLING AUTHOR of The World's Worst Children series, David Walliams is a man of many talents . . . Launched to fame with the record-breaking Little Britain, his characters - Lou, Florence, Emily, amongst others - became embedded in our shared popular culture. You couldn't enter a playground for a long while without hearing eh, eh, eh or computer says no . And Walliams is a mystery. Often described as a bundle of contradictions, he is disarming and enigmatic, playing up his campness one minute and hinting about his depression the next. To read Camp David is to be truly shocked, as well as tickled pink: David Walliams bares his soul like never before and reveals a fascinating and complex mind. This searingly honest autobiography is a true roller-coaster ride of emotions, as this nation's sweetheart unlocks closely guarded secrets that until now have remained hidden in his past. 'Will surprise, entertain, and allow fans and newcomers to enter the comic's uniquely brilliant world' GQ Magazine 'Raucously funny and superbly written' Heat 'Hilarious' Telegraph 'A great read. My only criticism is it ended too soon' The Sun 'A fascinating read' Star Magazine 'Brilliantly written' Express 'Fascinating stuff' Closer 'Uproariously great' Guardian

Mr Stink

Mr Stink

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country - beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake. Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well... It all starts when Chloe makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit. But when it looks like he might be driven out of town, Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed. Now Chloe's got to make sure no one finds out her secret. And speaking of secrets, there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye... or the nose.

Billionaire Boy

Billionaire Boy

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and one of the fastest growing children's author across the globe. Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. Yes, Joe has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there's just one thing he really needs: a friend...

Ratburger

Ratburger

Author: David Walliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country. Hot on the heels of bestselling Gangsta Granny comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel - the story of a little girl called Zoe. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery - mainly by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt's Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it? The clue is in the title... From the author that is being called 'a new Roald Dahl', Ratburger is not to be missed!

Ratburger

Ratburger

Author: David Walliams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/09/2012

The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country. Hot on the heels of bestselling Gangsta Granny comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel - the story of a little girl called Zoe. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery - mainly by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt's Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it? The clue is in the title... From the author that is being called 'a new Roald Dahl', Ratburger is not to be missed!