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The Boy in the Dress

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Description

The sparkling debut children’s novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country.

Illustrated by Quentin Blake and brilliantly written by David Walliams, The Boy in the Dress is full of the sharp humour and vivid characters you would expect from the co-creator and co-star of Little Britain.

It is also a timeless and hilarious fable about what happens when an ordinary boy does something extraordinary – and the way that people, even the petty and cruel, can surprise you in the end. Quentin's illustrious black and white drawings are interspersed throughout, forming a perfect accompaniment to this funny and touching story.

Reviews

‘[Walliams’ books] are brilliantly, beautifully and seemingly effortlessly written … Mr Dahl finally has a worthy successor’ Telegraph

‘Walliams understands something crucial about children and stories’ Metro

“A great comic tale… Walliams is a natural wit” – Evening Standard

"Well written, funny, touching" – Observer

"A passionate celebration of individuality" – Telegraph

"Believable characters and a story that's original and intriguing” ***** – Heat

“Charming, funny” – The Times

“Has a lovely, Dahlian fluency to it” – Time Out

About the author

David Walliams – comedian, actor and author – continues to take the children’s literary world by storm. His tenth novel, BAD DAD, was an immediate number one, following the triumph of THE MIDNIGHT GANG, 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 22 million copies worldwide.

From Publishers Weekly

30 November 2009 – Actor and Little Britain cocreator Walliams debuts with the charming, Billy Elliot-esque coming-of-age story of 12-year-old Dennis, who lives with his father and older brother in a dull British town whose iny differences... only really pointed out the sameness of everything. Still despondent two years after his mother walked out, Dennis is chastised for his interest in fashion, but continues to secretly read Vogue ( He could lose himself in the pages for hours. The glamour. The beauty. The perfection ) and admire people's differences. When Dennis befriends Lisa, the most beautiful girl in the school (and his crush), they bond over their shared passion and begin to play dressup. The stakes are raised when Lisa challenges him to attend school for a day dressed as a female foreign exchange student. This is a prototypical tale about the joys and trials of nonconformity, told by a quirky and self-conscious narrator. Walliams has a talent for emotional honesty (be it in Dennis's sensitivity or his father's gruff remoteness), and Blake's distinctive illustrations capture the boy's thoughtful nature. Ages 9 up.

Customer Reviews

Amazzing!!

Loved it so much!!

The Boy in the dress

A great book David walliams is a very good writer can wait to read more a+++++

It's so great

Its great so great that mr walliams forgot to do ANY pics!!!!!

The Boy in the Dress
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  • £2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction
  • Published: 25 June 2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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