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The World's Worst Children by David Walliams

The World's Worst Children

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Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month June 2016 Ten wickedly funny and wonderfully surreal stories of truly terrible children show best-selling David Walliams’s amazing gift for spinning entertaining stories. Contained in a handsome edition and illustrated in colour throughout by Tony Ross, the worst children who are featured include Dribbling Drew, Peter Picker, Miss Petula Perpetual-Motion, Grubby Gertrude and Nigel Nit-Boy. Each child has an obvious revolting characteristic and each of their stories is hugely disgusting, richly inventive and cheeringly anarchic. Walliams has created a unique take on the classic cautionary tale. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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The World's Worst Children by David Walliams

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.


Praise for David Walliams
books: A pleasure to read

. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale... hilarious - Amanda Craig, The Times I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics - Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole, Guardian The new Roald Dahl - Evening Standard David Walliams...national treasure Guardian A triumphant mix of wit and warmth - Telegraph Books of the Year Ridiculously over-the-top and utterly delightful

- Spectator Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air - Sun David Walliams

's books are now guaranteed bestsellers... watch this fly off the shelves - Daily Mail Delightfully funny - Metro'

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.

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Publication date

19th May 2016


David Walliams

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HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


272 pages


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