The Queen's Orang-Utan
Written by David Walliams
Illustrated by Tony Ross
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It is now virtually impossible to review David Walliams’ and Tony Ross’ picturebook collaborations because, quite frankly, the superlatives are all used up. The Queen’s Orang-Utan mashes together (not literally) the queen and an orang-utan in a book that is outrageously funny. It could not delight or rollick more, or go any further over the top: it is a total triumph. Once again the pairing of words and illustrations is perfect. Tony Ross’s pictures capture the energy of the text and the ideas, while emphasising also the friendly connection of the characters. Children will love it, parents will love it – there’s simply nothing more to say. Except that the proceeds go to Comic Relief. ~ Andrea Reece
***A brilliant audio version has also been created by David along with Miranda Hart and Rob Brydon – a starry collaboration which combines to create a highly comic rendition of the tale. On the eve of Red Nose Day – 12th March 2015 – the book will also be published as a special limited edition hardback with the CD of the audio included.
Comic Relief CEO Kevin Cahill, said, “David has been such a brilliant supporter of Comic Relief for such a long time. He’s clearly taken the easy way out this time by writing a book rather than swimming the Channel! We are eternally in his debt for his wonderful ongoing support.”
The Queen's Orang-Utan by David Walliams
Written exclusively for Comic Relief 2015 by David Walliams. From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this spectacularly funny story for children of 3 and up.
A birthday wish.
An outrageous orang-utan.
David will be giving all of his proceeds from the book to Comic Relief. The illustrator, Tony Ross, will waive his royalties and HarperCollins UK will also donate all profits from the publishing of the book – at least £3 from each copy sold will go to Comic Relief.
PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS:
“No one has any business being as talented as David Walliams. He is one of the few
comic actors who is actually funny, and is now the genius writer of ridiculously over-the-top
and utterly delightful children’s books…” – Spectator
“I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics.”
– Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole
About the Author
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26th February 2015
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