David Walliams Chatterbooks Pack

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Since the publication of his first novel, The Boy in the Dress (2008), illustrated by the iconic Sir Quentin Blake, David Walliams has celebrated more than ten years of unprecedented growth with global sales exceeding 30 million copies, and his books have been translated into 53 languages. David’s titles have spent 138 weeks (non-consecutive) at the top of the children’s charts – more than any other children’s author ever.

This month’s Chatterbooks pack has discussion questions and fun activities based upon seven of David Walliams’ fantastic stories: Awful Auntie, Demon Dentist, Fing, The World’s Worst Children, Gangsta Granny, Grandpa’s Great Escape and Ratburger.

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