‘A new Roald Dahl’
– The Times UK
‘…a hilarious children’s novel with a Roald Dahl-like moral’
– The Guardian UK
‘Walliams… continues the irreverent and humorous tradition that Roald Dahl forged’
– The Courier Mail
RATBURGER by David Walliams – Available 1 October 2012
If the children’s fiction market isn’t on your radar, you might be more familiar with David Walliams from his comedy series Little Britain.
If that’s the case, you’re probably unaware that these days, multi-talented Walliams’ primary focus is writing books for children. Selling an average of 20,000* books each week, he’s the fastest-growing children’s author in the UK**, and his ever-growing army of loyal fans and countless five star reviews comparing David to his hero Roald Dahl are testament to his ongoing commitment to kids’ literary entertainment. Cumulatively, across four titles, David’s books have sold over a million copies in the UK alone.
His last book, Gangsta Granny, went straight to number 1 in the children’s book charts and globally his books have been translated into 25 languages.
Ratburger introduces us to uber-villain, Burt, who will undoubtedly go down in children’s books history as the character all children love to hate. The new story tells the tale of little lonely Zoe and her ice- cream loving Dad. Zoe must rescue her newly adopted rat, Armitage, from the clutches of Burt but will she be successful?
This exciting adventure is packed full of zest, jeopardy and classic Walliams wit, and once again, David’s characters will be brought to life with jacket and line illustrations by world renowned illustrator, Tony Ross. Talking about the new book, David said “I can’t wait for my young fans to get their hands on Ratburger. It is my scariest and funniest book yet.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
DAVID WALLIAMS is an actor and writer best known for his work with Matt Lucas in the multi-award-winning sketch show Little Britain. His debut children’s novel, The Boy in the Dress, was published in 2008 to unanimous critical acclaim. Since then, his second book, Mr Stink, has gone on to receive similar plaudits, while growing an already devoted fanbase. The Boy in the Dress was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and Mr Stink was one of Amanda Craig’s Children’s Books of the Year in the Times.