The World's Worst Children

The World's Worst Children

Book - 2016
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From the world's favourite author, David Walliams - ten cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of characters; all in a gorgeously gifty FULL COLOUR format! 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.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2016.
ISBN: 9780008197032
Branch Call Number: J FIC Walli
Characteristics: 261 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Ross, Tony


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Jul 31, 2018

All of the David Williams books before were black and white, but I really enjoyed looking at the colourful illustrations this time! I really like this book because it is basically 10 stories in one. There are 10 somewhat short stories of 10 awful children who have 10 awful problems. First, there is the story of Dribbling Drew, who falls asleep on a classroom friend trip to the museum and stays there overnight. Because Dribbling Drew dribbles so much, the next morning the museum is a ocean of saliva. Then there is Bertha the Blubber, who cries a lot and pretends that her little brother hurt her so he gets in trouble and she can eat his pudding. Next is Nigel Nit Boy who collects nits in his hair and trains them to do stuff to help him become a supervillain. After that there is Miss Petula Perpetual Motion. She can’t stop moving and dancing and when the class goes on a field trip to a very porcelain museum, Miss Petula Perpetual Motion causes pandemonium. Peter Picker is next. He wants to break a world record of biggest booger ball. The ball he is making becomes so big that is causes craziness in the town, running over old folk and buildings, picking up everything in it’s path growing and growing. It even picks up various landmarks around the world including the Eiffel Tower and the Roman Colosseum. Then there is Grubby Gertrude, who won’t clean her room and grows fungus on her feet. One night something peculiar happens to Grubby Gertrude, ending her story. After is Brian Wong who claimed he was never ever wrong, and never ever wanted to be wrong, gets proved wrong when he said it was possible for him to count infinity because he was so smart (but it’s not possible for anyone to count to infinity!). And now Wind Mindy, who spends her days tooting in front of everyone. One day she discovers her love for playing the tuba, but with her bottom of course. Then Earnest Ernest who will never ever laugh or smile, and gets amused by very boring things like types of metal and his pencil shavings collection. He also wears grey and all his room is grey. In this story there is a attempt that goes out of control to make him laugh. Finally, Sofia Sofa spends so much time on her couch watching TV that she becomes attached and one with her couch. She doesn’t go to school, orders her mom around, and the only exercise she does is moving her finger to change channels on the remote control.

Sep 16, 2017

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