The First Hippo on the Moon by David Walliams
  

The First Hippo on the Moon

Written by David Walliams

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Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month May 2016 Best-selling David Walliams and Tony Ross have teamed up for a great hippo space adventure. Sheila is a hippo with BIG ideas. Specifically, she is determined to be the first hippo on the Moon. But Hercules Waldorf-Franklin 111 is also determined to be the first hippo on the Moon. And he is a very rich hippo indeed. Who is going to win the great space-race that follows? Several hilarious space-antics later the winner is declared and spce travel will never seem quite the same again! ~ Julia Eccleshare

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The First Hippo on the Moon by David Walliams

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The First Hippo on the Moon by David Walliams

From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 ...2 ...1 ...BLAST OFF! Introducing a wonderfully charming and funny new picture book from two superstars!

Reviews

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

A triumphant mix of wit and warmth - Telegraph Books of the Year

a new Roald Dahl - The Times

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

Paperback
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 May 2016

ISBN

9780008131814

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