The Boy in the Dress

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HarperCollins UK, Jun 25, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages

The sparkling debut children’s novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country.

Illustrated by Quentin Blake and brilliantly written by David Walliams, The Boy in the Dress is full of the sharp humour and vivid characters you would expect from the co-creator and co-star of Little Britain.

It is also a timeless and hilarious fable about what happens when an ordinary boy does something extraordinary – and the way that people, even the petty and cruel, can surprise you in the end. Quentin's illustrious black and white drawings are interspersed throughout, forming a perfect accompaniment to this funny and touching story.


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I was set to read this book as part of a challenge and wasn't expecting too much from it, but I have to say I was wrong! This was a very enjoyable book that I read in one session and it cleverly ... Read full review

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This book, again like Mr Gum, was a half love and half fashion book, about a little boy called Dennis. He and his friend Lisa were really into fashion, and thought that it was unfair that boys aren't ... Read full review

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David Walliams has revolutionised reading for children and become one of the most influential children’s writers today. The Boy in the Dress is his ground-breaking first novel. Since its publication in 2008, Walliams has seen unprecedented growth with global sales exceeding 32 million copies, and his books translated into fifty-three languages.

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