Danny Dread by Ben Davis

Danny Dread

Written by Ben Davis
Illustrated by


Danny Dread by Ben Davis

You know how it is when your dad's an evil super villain? OK, so maybe you don't, but Danny does. As heir to the Dread dynasty, he's expected to carry on the family business of kidnapping world leaders, maiming innocent bystanders, and brainwashing sharks. You know, general evil stuff. The problem is, achieving world domination isn't Danny's idea of fun. In fact, he'd much rather be saving the planet than enslaving it. But when Dad Dread hatches his most diabolical scheme yet, Danny realizes that to defeat evil, he's going to have to start thinking evil ...


'memorable characters and plenty of plot twists to keep you engrossed' * Debbie Williams, The Primary Times in Hampshire * (Praise for The Private Blog of Joe Cowley) A brilliant amalgamation of theatre of embarrassment, with a sympathetic yet engaging lead, a realistic and entertaining narrative voice, and a full-on sense of humour * The Bookbag * (Praise for The Private Blog of Joe Cowley) engaging . . . funny and believable * We Love This Book * (Praise for The Private Blog of Joe Cowley) Translates the Wimpy formula for a teenage boy audience * Bookseller * 'Full of fun, as you'd expect from Ben Davis, this is a hilarious and accessible read that will appeal to both girls and boys alike.' * Abby Mellor, Armadillo magazine * 'I loved the illustrations and the presentation of the fonts. It couldn't be better!' * Primary pupil at New College School, Oxford *'

About the Author

Ben Davis

Ben Davis studied English at University, which was quite easy because he was already fluent in that. Since then, he has written jokes for everything from radio shows to greeting cards and fulfilled a lifelong ambition by writing books for young adults.
He now lives in Tamworth with his wife and his wimpy dog.

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256 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

5th August 2015



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