The World's Worst Children

The World's Worst Children

Children's, Age 9-12
Hardback Published on: 19/05/2016
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Once upon a time there was a boy named Drew. Drew dribbled a lot. This wasn't normal, everyday dribbling, the odd globule of gob gloop running down your chin. Oh no, this was dribbling on an industrial scale.

Laureate of mischief and Number One bestselling author David Walliams presents The World’s Worst Children, a collection of ten short stories about five beastly boys and five gruesome girls.

Meet TV super-fan, Sofia Sofa, so stuck to the sofa that she’s turning into one; Dribbling Drew, a boy whose drool gets him into trouble; and Blubbering Bertha, a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales. Plus expect an appearance from everyone’s favourite character: Raj!

The World’s Worst Children may be Walliams’ most devious, mischievous and devilishly delightful book yet.

David Walliams burst onto the Children’s Literature scene with his riotously funny and touching 2008 debut, The Boy in The Dress. Over the course of nine books, all of which have been runaway successes, he has proved himself not only as a writer of hilarious children’s books – but a writer with a keen-eye for absurdity and an enormous capacity for empathy. Three of his books - Mr Stink, Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy - have been transformed into wildly popular BBC adaptations.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008197032
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 670g
  • Dimensions: 206 x 159 x 23 mm

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The World's Worst Children
This has made my year.
David Walliams is a genius. So excited to read this with my children. Story times are always brilliant when David Walliams material is used.
Adolphus Stoke
The World's Worst Children
Explosive, devious and hilarious
Made my whole family fall about with laughter . Audacious and hysterical, as always. The stories are a great length and are a joy to read aloud. We will be... READ MORE
Fran Potter
The World's Worst Children
A new Walliams!!
SO excited to hear there's a new David Walliams on the way. Awful Auntie was great, Demon Dentist was fantastic and Billionaire Boy was just perfect. I can... READ MORE
Les Noble
The World's Worst Children
Good read
Written by my 9yr old nephew. Funny book that others would like to read. Made me laugh out loud at times. Liked the pictures. Not as good as some of the ot... READ MORE
Lisa Clarke
The World's Worst Children
They are the worlds worst children
Once again David at his usual best. Fabulous! Awaiting Book Two.
Lorraine Freeman
The World's Worst Children
Nice book
Bought as present for grandchild .
The World's Worst Children
Enjoyed by all the family
Grandchildren love this book, as do their parents
Julia Hughes
The World's Worst Children
Fantastic book. My daughter loves the David walliams books and has them all. Can't wait for the next book .
Lisa Hoskins
The World's Worst Children
Peace and quiet!
My daughter is seven and she read the whole of this book in the car. We had two weeks of peaceful car journeys! She wants to know about more awful children... READ MORE
Rowena Garton
The World's Worst Children
My son is very happy with it
ran her-gotch
The World's Worst Children
I handed this book to my granddaughter one day. She stated, "Grandma this says not to read it." Then she started reading it and laughing out loud. Is ther... READ MORE
Billie Pock
The World's Worst Children
Not quite Royal Roal Dahl
Red background sleeve jacket with bright gold lettering - attractive and most definitely eye catching. Unfortunately, the concept of this book tries to tre... READ MORE
G A Francis
The World's Worst Children
Perfect for reluctant readers
My 7 year old son doesn't want to read anything, but he LOVES this book!
Book Loving Mummy
The World's Worst Children
10 Stories combined into one book - BARGAIN!
The World’s Worst Children contains ten tales, five relating to boys and five relating to girls, so this review is basically ten stories reviewed in one! B... READ MORE
Hayley Poole
The World's Worst Children
Brilliant Read!
I bought this for my 9 year old and its a brilliant read. The characters are fantastic & so funny you will laugh out loud. Great book thoroughly recommende... READ MORE
Charlotte Norris
The World's Worst Children
The Unforgettable Mischief
In David Walliams' uproarious collection of tales, "The World's Worst Children," readers are treated to a riotous romp through a gallery of mischievous cha... READ MORE
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