Award-winning comedian, actor, scriptwriter, TV presenter, talent show judge, and all-round favourite British personality, David Walliams has added best selling children’s author to his bow!
In 2008, David Walliams collaborated with one of the best-known children’s illustrators, Quentin Blake, to publish his first book, The Boy in the Dress. An immediate success, Walliams has gone on to write and publish several more children’s books, ideal for kids’ aged 7-12. Younger children can also enjoy Walliams’ wit, as he has now turned his hand to picture books, the first of which was The Slightly Annoying Elephant, in collaboration with illustrator Tony Ross.
Walliams has now become the official best-selling children’s author in the last 20 years. His books have sold over 40 million copies worldwide, been translated into over 55 different languages, and has had multiple hit adaptations on both stage and screen.
Regularly compared by peers and reviewers to the great Roald Dahl, Walliams’ overactive and hilarious imagination has the ability to capture the attention of children of all ages. Williams’ books are enjoyable for most children, but particularly ideal for kids in KS2 who need chapter books that they won’t be able to put down!
“Spending so much time alone had turned Chloe's imagination into a deep dark forest. It was a magical place to escape to, and so much more thrilling than real life.
― David Walliams, *The Billionaire Boy*