The final bookclub title for 2008 is David Walliams' The Boy in the Dress - the first children's book (although it clearly has crossover appeal for the adult market) that we've discussed - and it should be really interesting to see what our panel make of it, and get a "grown-up" perspective on the book, including the delightful Quentin Blake illustrations...We look forward to hearing from you...
From the publisher:
The sparkling debut children's novel from David Walliams, co-creator and co-star of the multi-award-winning Little Britain. Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book! Charming, surprising and hilarious - The Boy in the Dress is everything you would expect from the co-creator of Little Britain. David Walliams's beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike. We are delighted to be publishing David's book, which brings this exceptional creative talent to the world of children's storytelling. Walliams' playful wit and zestful imagination combine in a highly original story which we know children themselves will adore.
From the author:
"I am thrilled beyond measure to be working with the legendary Quentin Blake. I have adored his work since I was a child, and having him illustrate the book is a great honour."