The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress

4.14 (11,108 ratings by Goodreads)
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The sparkling debut children's novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country, with sparkling new cover look to tie in with later books.


Dennis was different.


Why was he different, you ask?


Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book...


Charming, surprising and hilarious - The Boy in the Dress is everything you would expect from the co-creator of Little Britain. David Walliams's beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 230g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 b/w illus
  • 0007279043
  • 9780007279043
  • 3,028

Review Text

Everybody needs friends? especially a boy in a dress

Dennis? life is boring and lonely. His...
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Review quote

'[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
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About David Walliams

David Walliams has revolutionised reading for children and become one of the most influential children's writers today. Since the publication of his ground-breaking first novel, The Boy in the Dress (2008), Walliams has seen unprecedented growth with global sales exceeding 40 million copies, and his books translated into 53 languages.


Quentin Blake taught at the Royal College of Art, where he was Head of the Illustration Department before becoming a full time illustrator. He has collaborated with writers such as Russell Hoban, John Yeoman, and most famously Roald Dahl. He has also illustrated classic books for adults and created much-loved characters of his own such as Mr Magnolia and Mrs Armitage. He also curates exhibitions and is a Patron of the Campaign for Drawing.
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Rating details

11,108 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 43% (4,803)
4 34% (3,813)
3 17% (1,890)
2 4% (413)
1 2% (189)
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