This is the third book in the World’s Worst Children series and if you thought that children couldn’t get any more obnoxious or disgusting than those who appeared in the first two instalments then you were very wrong!
While parents may be horrified (and unfortunately a little familiar) with some of these characters, your children will, of course, love them and be in hysterical fits of laughter for weeks after reading this new addition to the series.
There’s The Terrible Triplets, who ate so much snot, belly button lint, and ear wax, that they turned into those very things. And, Fanny Funny Face, an expert at pulling faces that can equally astound and terrify. (Just to give you a heads up here, Fanny pulls an expression that looks so authentically like she has had a bottom transplanted on to her face that she scares even the toughest of palace guards into submission.)
Fortunately, it doesn’t end well for any of these children and that is the lesson that your kids can walk away with – that, and a number of great prank ideas to file away for future use!
I think you could safely predict that the story of Tandy’s Tantrums – her tantrums were so bad that in the end her parents just up and moved to Australia where they could still hear her faint cries on occasion and, Boastful Barnabus, who ended up with such a big head it exploded – will go down very well with lovers of David Walliams’ humour. I would be surprised to find a child out there who doesn’t love him!
Illustrated by Tony Ross who creatively brings these monstrous children to life, the book is very visually appealing. If you need to keep a child captivated while in the doctor’s waiting room or on a long car trip, The World’s Worst Children 3 will keep even the most reluctant of readers riveted.
With a cameo from Raj, a recommendation from none other than the President of the Unites States who views The World Worst Children 3 as ‘the greatest book ever written, after my own one, which was better.’ and ending with the threat that readers may find themselves in the next edition, even the list of thank-yous is hilarious.
It makes you wonder what the number one best-selling author could possibly come up with next. Perhaps we should heed the advice on the back of the book to put it down and run!
Since 2008, David Walliams has taken the children’s literary world by storm. His bestselling eight novels have been translated into more that forty languages and have sold over ten million copies in the UK alone. Walliams’ books have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim and countless reviewers have compared him to his all-time hero, Roald Dahl.