From the same stable as Mr Stink and The Boy in the Dress, Billionaire Boy manages to exceed all expectations and is set to be a bestseller! With enough lavatory and school boy humour to attract boys (and any adult Little Britain fans), it also carries a strong story line that gives universal appeal. This will be an ideal book to entice reluctant readers and even using it to teach and reinforce silent reading couldn’t diminish its originality!
David Walliams is irrepressible and his characters race off the page with Tony Ross as illustrator matching him line for line. Escaping all classification, appallingly stereotypical, whacky, with ghastly puns and cringe-making jokes, full of pathos and unbelievably politically incorrect, the story still manages to deal deftly with challenging issues as it chronicles the moving and ultimately transforming tale of Joe Spud, the world’s richest and loneliest 12-year-old. This is a ‘must have’ book and surely places David Walliams not only as a successor to Roald Dahl but alongside him as one of the great story-weavers of our time.