And so begins a funny and heartwarming story of a very unusual friendship – and some very strange animals. An astonishingly brilliant World Book Day Book from one of today’s favourite children’s authors.
About the author
Since 2008 David Walliams has taken the children’s literary world by storm. His bestselling eight novels have been translated into over forty languages and have sold over eight million copies in the UK alone. Walliams’ books have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim and countless broadsheet reviewers have compared him to his all-time hero, Roald Dahl.
Born in London, Tony Ross went to art school in Liverpool. His cartoons have appeared in famous publications the world over. His first book, HUGO AND THE WICKED WINTER, was published in 1972. Tony has since written over 100 books and illustrated over 2000! His creations Towser and The Little Princess have been turned into TV series.
David and Tony have worked on four Number One bestselling picture books together, as well as six of David’s phenomenally successful children’s novels – Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger, Demon Dentist, Awful Auntie and Grandpa’s Great Escape.
PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS:
“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, Guardian
“The new Roald Dahl” – Evening Standard
“A triumphant mix of wit and warmth” – Telegraph Books of the Year
“Ridiculously over-the-top and utterly delightful “ – Spectator
“Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air” – Sun
“David Walliams’ children’s books are now guaranteed bestsellers… watch this fly off the shelves” – Daily Mail
“Delightfully funny” – Metro