The World's Worst Children

Next time your cruel parents throw the book at you, toss this book right back at them! David’s cautionary tales about really rotten kids will make your grumpy folks sooo glad they have wonderful YOU. David Walliams has freaked out the world with his awful adults. Evil aunties. Sadistic dentists. But you ain’t seen nothing yet. Now it’s time to shudder at the World’s Worst Children: five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! There’s Sofia Sofa: a TV super-fan who is literally stuck to the couch. Or the gross Dribbling Drew. (Don’t sit next to him on a school trip.) Blubbering Bertha is always bawling and telling awful tales. Plus – isn’t that Raj? How did he sneak in?

  • The hilarious bestseller by the UK’s funny sensation
  • Ten cautionary tales with colour pictures by Tony Ross
  • Wickedly funny, mischievous and superbly imaginative
  • Brilliantly surreal send-up of kids and their bad habits

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  • loved it

    I give this book 5 stars.Its about ten dreadful children who do all kinds of horrible things.I would reccomend to people who like funny things.

    7 July 2019

  • loved it

    hilarious! each story has a positive message for kids too!

    12 June 2019

  • liked it

    A funny novel by the bestselling author – David Walliams. If you like a laugh and a bit of naughtiness and grossness this book is for you!

    21 June 2017

  • loved it

    It was an amazing book! Funny as usual, I recommend this book to 6 and upwards!

    8 June 2016

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    David Walliams

    Comedian and writer David Walliams is one of Britain’s bestselling children’s authors


    David Walliams has twice won Children’s Book of the Year at the National Book Awards, for Ratburger and The Demon Dentist, along with many regional prizes including the Sheffield, Doncaster, Stockport and Lincolnshire Young People’s Book Awards.

  • Tony Ross

    Multi-award-winning Tony Ross has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been published all over the world. As well as his own books, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.


    Tony Ross has won a number of awards for illustration, including the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for the best illustrations by a foreign artist.

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