Promotion for HarperCollins
The World’s Worst book series by David Walliams is among the most successful story collections published for children. The exciting news is that he is back with his sixth book in the series – and this time he turns his pen to pets!
Millions of readers have loved The World’s Worst Children, The World’s Worst Teachers and The World’s Worst Parents – now they will delight in this ludicrously laugh-out-loud collection of pets, brought to you by the phenomenal number one bestselling author David Walliams, with every story illustrated in vibrant colour by Adam Stower.
Introducing The World’s Worst Pets
These ten tales of The World’s Worst Pets will have children shaking with laughter. You’ll never look at pets the same way again! Marvel at Houdini, the magician’s rabbit … take a trip around the world with Zoom the supersonic tortoise … gasp at the chaos created by Griselda, a grizzly bear with a big secret … and – run for your lives! – it’s FURP, the most monstrous goldfish ever!
What could be more of a delight than David’s depictions of the world’s very worst pets, with a cast of the most deliciously funny furry friends you will ever find? David’s gloriously inventive and surreal writing fizzes with fun throughout, delivering truly satisfying stories with plenty of surprises along the way. The stories are vividly brought to life by Adam Stower’s witty illustrations, bringing comedy and character to each page’
– HarperCollins Children’s Books Executive Publisher Ann-Janine Murtagh
Good pets, bad pets, supervillain pets, pets as big as a house and pets that could eat you in one gulp – these are the most hilarious and horrendous animals around.
About the author
David Walliams has revolutionised reading for children and has become one of the most influential children’s writers today. Since the publication of his ground-breaking first novel, The Boy in the Dress (2008), Walliams has seen unprecedented growth with global sales exceeding 45 million copies and his books translated into fifty-five languages. Collectively across his titles, David has celebrated over seventy weeks (non-consecutive) at number one in the overall book charts and more than 200 weeks (non-consecutive) at number one in the children’s charts – an unprecedented achievement for a children’s writer.
In 2021, David released two fiction titles – Megamonster and his first-ever sequel, Gangsta Granny Strikes Back! Both titles went straight to number one in the children’s and overall bestseller charts. David held the children’s chart number-one position for eighteen weeks and the overall market number one for seven weeks during 2021.
David’s publishing has evolved into one of the biggest multi-media entertainment brands in the UK today, engaging and delighting children across a multitude of platforms.