The World’s Worst Children

The World’s Worst Children

David Walliams

ISBN
9780008197049
Pub date
19/05/2016
Imprint
HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
Binding
Paperback
Format
Trade Paperback 153x200mm
Extent
272 pages
Price
£12.99

Book Overview


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.

About the author


David Walliams – comedian, actor and author – continues to take the children’s literary world by storm. His ninth novel, THE MIDNIGHT GANG, was an immediate number one, and was the biggest-selling children’s book of 2016. WORLD’S WORST CHILDREN 2, which published in early 2017, spent four weeks at industry number one and eight weeks at the top of the children’s chart. They have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim – and RATBURGER, DEMON DENTIST and AWFUL AUNTIE have all won the National Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year.

David’s books have now exceeded 100 non-consecutive weeks in the children’s number-one spot, and have been translated into 50 languages, selling more than 20 million copies worldwide.

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 seven of David’s phenomenally successful children’s novels – Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger, Demon Dentist, Awful Auntie, Grandpa’s Great Escape and The Midnight Gang. David and Tony also collaborated on the 2017 World Book Day title, Blob, and the two blockbuster short story collections, The World’s Worst Children and The World’s Worst Children 2.

Reviews


Praise for David Walliams’ books:

“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

“David Walliams…national treasure” Guardian

“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