This morning my mission was to buy two copies of David Walliams‘ new book The World’s Worst Children for our library…
I tracked the book down at Target and sent a tweet to alert other teacher librarians that the book was available. Imagine my surprise when about two minutes later my phone went ping and David Walliams himself had actually liked my tweet! Twitter had connected me in Melbourne, Australia to David Walliams in London, England and now he knows that two more copies of his new book are going to be read by lots of happy readers in our library in Australia!
I laughed a lot reading this book and I’m really looking forward to sharing it in our library. David Walliams is at his funniest and wickedest and Tony Ross’ humorous illustrations (in colour!) perfectly capture each child’s cautionary tale.
You are going to laugh, cringe, groan and maybe even be appalled when meeting these five beastly boys and five gruesome girls…
Bertha the Blubberer
Miss Petula Perpetual Motion
Newsagent Raj writes the introduction and begs you NOT to read this AWFUL book, but you won’t be able to stop reading about Dribbling Drew and his destructive drool; Nigel Nit-boy who teaches his nits to do shocking things; Grubby Gertrude who delights in living in a rubbish dump bedroom; Windy Mindy who can’t control her bottom burps and you will have read all of the stories before you know it!
I wonder how many of you might be a bit like one of the worst children in the world? Careful or you might find yourself in David Walliams’ Volume Two of The Worst Children in the World…