The Bear Who Went Boo! by David Walliams
  

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One of our Books of the Year 2015 As all little children know, there’s great fun to be had in jumping out and shouting ‘Boo!’. The little polar bear star of David Walliams’s new picture book likes nothing more than to surprise his neighbours in this way, though his mother keeps warning him that he wouldn’t like it if someone did it to him. As the animals prepare for the arrival of a documentary film crew, the little cub has a field day, and even catches out the distinguished wildlife expert mid-presentation to camera. It’s lots of fun and young readers will love shouting ‘Boo!’ along with the little bear. The inimitable Tony Ross makes the cub adorable and naughty at the same time and his nude sunbathing walrus is sublime. ~ Andrea Reece

HarperCollins Children's Books Executive Publisher Ann-Janine Murtagh said, "David Walliams brings his storytelling magic to the picture book market once again this Christmas. His deliciously funny new tale features a small polar bear who is all set to be a big hit with his growing number of younger fans. Tony Ross' joyful illustrations are the perfect partner – full of his inimitable mischief and fun! The Bear Who Went Boo! affirms that David Walliams is now a major force in picture books alongside his phenomenal fiction. It is sure to be a smash hit and supercharge the picture book market this Christmas"

Synopsis

The Bear Who Went Boo! by David Walliams

From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this bear-illiantly funny adventure for children of 3 and up.

At the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ice, lives a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves to go...BOO! But this little bear cub doesn't always know when to stop...

Presenting a mischievous new picture book packed with snow and surprises, from two standout talents!

David Walliams said, "Tony Ross has done a magnificent job bringing my words to life."

Tony Ross said, "A white bear in a white landscape - definitely a challenge, but a new text from David Walliams - always a delight!"

Reviews

Praise for First Hippo on the Moon:

“Pre-schoolers will roar with laughter” – Daily Express

“Part Aesop, part Spike Milligan… this is rollicking stuff” – Big Issue

Praise for Walliams:

“I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics.” – Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole

“Dahl finally has a worthy successor” – Telgraph

"Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air" – The Sun

About the Author

David Walliams

David Walliams is fast becoming a global phenomenon in the world of children’s literature – his ability to wow fans is unprecedented with global sales over 14.1 million.

His most recent fiction title, The World’s Worst Children, published on 19th May 2016 sold over 340,000 copies in the UK alone. It went straight to No. 1 on release where it stayed for 4 weeks and also concurred Children’s Books charts, where it stayed at No.1 for 7 weeks. Internationally sales continue to thrive, The World’s Worst Children also went straight to No. 1 in the Australian children’s chart and remained there for three consecutive weeks and reached the No. 1 in the overall book chart in New Zealand.

This follows on from the success of Grandpa’s Great Escape, Awful Auntie, Demon Dentist, Ratburger and Gangsta Granny. All went straight to Children’s number one on release with Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy selling over a million copies to date.

Mr Stink, Gangsta Granny, The Boy in the Dress and Billionaire Boy have all been adapted into TV comedy dramas. David’s books have also been made into theatre productions including Mr Stink, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger and The First Hippo on the Moon.

Added to all this, David’s books have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim: Awful Auntie, Ratburger and Demon Dentist won the National Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year and in France David was awarded the popular Tamtam for Mr Stink and the prestigious Le Prix Du Livre De La Jeunesse for Ratburger, so it comes as no surprise that countless broadsheet reviewers have compared David to his all-time hero, Roald Dahl.

As a brand, The World of David Walliams continues to grow: export sales have increased by 77% year on year with growth in every single market and David’s books are published in over 49 languages.

‘Little Britain’, which he co-created with Matt Lucas, started on Radio 4 and soon progressed to BBC1. The show has won numerous international awards including three BAFTAs, and now plays in over 100 countries. ‘Little Britain Live’ performed to a million people in the UK, Ireland and Australia. David and Matt followed ‘Little Britain’ with the hugely popular spoof airport documentary series 'Come Fly With Me'.

David has proved himself as a dramatic actor in BBC2's 'Capturing Mary' with Dame Maggie Smith, in BBC1's Agatha Christie series 'Partners In Crime', as Frankie Howerd in the biopic ‘Rather You Than Me’ for BBC4, and on the stage in Harold Pinter’s 'No Man’s Land' starring alongside Sir Michael Gambon. He received the Comedy Award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his performance as Bottom in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ directed by Michael Grandage.

His film credits also include The Look of Love, directed by Michael Winterbottom, Great Expectations directed by Mike Newell, Dinner For Schmucks with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd and directed by Jay Roach, Run Fat Boy Run directed by David Schwimmer and starring Simon Pegg, and Stardust directed

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Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

David Walliams
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Author's Website

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Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

5th November 2015

ISBN

9780008149536

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