The World's Worst Children

Written by David Walliams

Illustrated by Tony Ross

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Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month June 2016  Ten wickedly funny and wonderfully surreal stories of truly terrible children show best-selling David Walliams’s amazing gift for spinning entertaining stories. Contained in a handsome edition and illustrated in colour throughout by Tony Ross, the worst children who are featured include Dribbling Drew, Peter Picker, Miss Petula Perpetual-Motion, Grubby Gertrude and Nigel Nit-Boy. Each child has an obvious revolting characteristic and each of their stories is hugely disgusting, richly inventive and cheeringly anarchic. Walliams has created a unique take on the classic cautionary tale. ~ Julia Eccleshare

A message from David - “I loved writing this collection of stories, as I let my imagination run completely wild. There is a huge emphasis on surreal humour in this book. I hope children around the world will enjoy it, even the most reluctant reader.”

A Piece of Passion from Ann-Janine Murtagh, HarperCollins Children’s Books Executive Publisher, “Children love surprises, and what a brilliant surprise to have a new and unexpected book from their hero: author David Walliams! A wonderfully Walliams twist on the classic cautionary tale, this is David’s very first short story collection and demonstrates just what a genius storyteller he is, with every story fizzing with the power of his unique and incredible imagination. And, for the first time, we will publish Walliams’ fiction in glorious colour with illustrations blazing throughout by Tony Ross. These stories are a joy and will have children everywhere reading all summer long. Only David Walliams could deliver such a wonderful book as such a terrific surprise.”

Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for June 2016

The World's Worst Children by David Walliams

Seacrow Island by Astrid Lindgren

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne

A Stitch in Time by Penelope Lively

Street Child by Berlie Doherty

Fenn Halflin and the Fearzero by Francesca Armour-Chelu

The Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster

The World's Worst Children Synopsis

From the world's favourite author, David Walliams - ten cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of characters; all in a gorgeously gifty full colour format! Are you ready to meet the World's Worst Children?

Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls!

* Like Sofia Sofa - a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one!

* Or Dribbling Drew - a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip!

* And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha - a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales!

Also featuring a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes this collection of wickedly funny, deliciously mischievous tales, illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius Tony Ross.

The World's Worst Children Press Reviews

'I loved it because it's so funny I laughed my head off! Ha ha. My favourite story is 'Dribbling Drew' because it's funny but weird that when he goes to sleep he starts to dribble!' I love this book!!!' Ben Fallows, 8

He is completely smitten with it and started reading as soon as I gave it to him. So beautifully presented with hilarious characters it's irresistible for young readers to pick up. Ben's mum

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ISBN: 9780008197032
Publication date: 19/05/2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008197032
Publication date: 19th May 2016
Author: David Walliams
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Humorous, Short Stories
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Reluctant Readers, Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books

About 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 ...

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