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Book REVIEW: The World's Worst Parents - David Walliams - ★★★★

Millions of young readers have loved the World’s Worst Children tales and revelled in the World’s Worst Teachers with their delightfully dreadful deeds – now prepare for…THE WORLD’S WORST PARENTS!

From the phenomenally bestselling David Walliams and illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius, Tony Ross.

Are you ready to meet the worst parents ever?

Sure, some parents are embarrassing – but they’re NOTHING on this lot. These ten tales of the world’s most spectacularly silly mums and deliriously daft dads will leave you rocking with laughter.

Pinch your nose for Peter Pong, the man with the stinkiest feet in the world… jump out of the way of Harriet Hurry, the fastest mum on two wheels… watch out for Monty Monopolize, the dad who takes all his kids’ toys… and oh no, it’s Supermum! Brandishing a toilet brush, a mop and a very bad homemade outfit…




Anna (Age 9) - ★★★★

"The World’s Worst Parents is a book made up of several different stories

about terrible parenting. It is a comedy book, with colourful illustrations, unlike

his other books which are printed in black and white. It has 308 pages exactly, I

counted. Some of these stories are not about parents who are awful, just

about how they are extremely bad at being parents. Brian Bovver is an

example. He acts before he thinks, he once knocked down an old folk’s centre

after mistaking it for his daughter’s school.

I enjoyed reading about: Peter Pong, Terry Tetch, Lord Grandiose and

Monty Monopolize. My favourite was Miss Tutelage who worked at whopping

high. Miss Tutelage was her son’s teacher. She taught English and made sure

her son was in her class because she loved him, but he was infuriated they

were in the same class because she was very embarrassing. She called him Tiny

Tom Toms whilst calling the register.

I think the worst parent in this book is Lord Grandiose. He forgot he had a

child and left his child to his staff, forgot his birthday every year as he forgot he

even had a son.

The best part in the book was when Lord Grandiose’s butler reads out his

son’s letter. As it begins with “Dear Papa”, Lord Grandiose tells the butler that

he is not the butler’s dad!

The part of the book I least enjoyed was when the Siamese cats got rolled

in sand after being covered in glue. I feel sorry for the poor Siamese cats.

David Walliams uses a lot of made-up words in his books. This is good

because there’s a word to describe everything, but bad because in almost all of

his books he advertises a book that he never publishes: “The

Walliamsictionary”. It’s like a dictionary of all his made-up words, like “frice” –

a “word so silly you won’t even find it in your Walliamsictionary”.

I don’t know whether to recommend this book to a friend or not because

it’s very funny, but it might give their parents ideas. This book would be good

for someone who doesn’t plan on being a parent. I give it four stars out of five."

Have you read it?...



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