The World of David Walliams by David Walliams

The World of David Walliams

Written by David Walliams

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FOUR hilarious and moving novels from Sport Relief swim champion and bestselling, critically acclaimed author, David Walliams.


The World of David Walliams by 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...



A great comic tale... Walliams is a natural wit Evening Standard

Charming, funny, with lovely illustrations by Quentin Blake The Times

a delight from start to finish... a new Roald Dahl The Times


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

Guaranteed to appeal to youngsters ... definitely another hit for Walliams. - Express


Anyone who thinks that all grannies do is wear mauve, play Scrabble and smell of cabbage will laugh out loud at David Walliams's new book. - The Telegraph Magazine

David's fourth novel confirms his reputation as the Roald Dahl of his generation. - Woman's Way Magazine

About the Author

David Walliams

David Walliams is an English comedian, writer and actor, known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the sketch show Little Britain and its predecessor Rock Profile. David is the fastest growing Children’s author in the UK. His books have been translated into 30+
languages and sold over 2 million copies in the UK alone.

In early 2008 Walliams signed a contract with HarperCollins to publish two children's books. The debut novel, The Boy In The Dress, illustrated by Quentin Blake, was released worldwide in November 2008. It explores several of the themes of Little Britain from Walliams' own life on an emotional level, such as the camp humour of cross-dressing and effeminacy. The story recounts a neglected 12-year-old boy's search for a female role model, his friendship with the popular girl in school, and the ways in which relationships develop along gender lines.

In October 2010 he published his third book Billionaire Boy, illustrated by Tony Ross. It tells the story of Joe Spud, the richest 12-year-old in the world. Joe has everything he could ever want: his own Formula One racing car, a thousand pairs of trainers, 8 billion pounds, even an orang-utan for a butler, but there is just one thing he really needs: a friend. The book included a 'billion pound note' that was used to enter a competition to win a day as a billionaire in London.

In September 2012, Walliams released his fifth novel for children, 'Ratburger' which won the National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year 2012. It tells the story of a young girl named Zoe whose life is a misery.

His sixth book, Demon Dentist, is published in October 2013...“Demon Dentist is my very first horror story, with an unspeakably evil villainess at its centre. I hope children of all ages will love the new book's combination of chills, action and of course comedy.

Walliams took up swimming as a youth as his preferred form of exercise, because he was overweight. In 2006, after about 9 months training, he swam the English Channel for the charity Sport Relief and raised about one million pounds.

In September 2011, Walliams swam a 140-mile length of the River Thames in aid of Sport Relief. On the first day of the swim, he experienced a symptom of hypothermia, possibly due to his not wearing a wetsuit. He later encountered severe stomach problems due to the bacteria in the Thames and suffered a torn disc. He swam up to twelve hours a day for eight days and raised a further £1 million for Sport Relief.

Photo credit ~ Simon Emmett

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Contains 5 Paperbacks
1426 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

25th October 2012




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