A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David's previous bestsellers.
Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma.
1) She was once an international jewel thief.
2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben's help...
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 134 x 214 x 24mm | 358.34g
- 04 Apr 2012
- HarperCollins Publishers
- London, United Kingdom
- Trade Paperback.
- w. ill. by Tony Ross
Other books in this series
01 Aug 2016
18 Aug 2015
27 Feb 2014
04 Jun 2015
04 Feb 2016
"Hugely entertaining... a comic, touching and at times sad story" - Daily Express
"This is possibly David's funniest book ever." - Heat
"Anyone who thinks that all grannies do is wear mauve...will laugh out loud at David Walliams's new book" - Telegraph Magazine
About David Walliams
David's books have now exceeded 100 non-consecutive weeks in the children's number-one spot, and have been translated into 53 languages, selling more than 24 million copies worldwide.
Born in London, Tony Ross went to art school in Liverpool. His cartoons have appeared in famous publications the world over. His first book, HUGO AND THE WICKED WINTER, was published in 1972. Tony has since written over 100 books and illustrated over 2000! His creations Towser and The Little Princess have been turned into TV series.
David and Tony have worked on six bestselling picture books together, as well as eight of David's phenomenally successful children's novels - BILLIONAIRE BOY, GANGSTA GRANNY, RATBURGER, DEMON DENTIST, AWFUL AUNTIE, GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE, THE MIDNIGHT GANG and BAD DAD. David and Tony also collaborated on the 2017 World Book Day title, BLOB, and the two blockbuster short story collections, THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN and THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN 2.