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The World's Worst Children

Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 5-7
4.5 out of 5 stars (218 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the world's favourite author, David Walliams, 10 cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of characters, all hilariously read aloud by the author himself!

Are you ready to meet the world's worst children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls!

Like Sofia Sofa - a TV superfan so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew - a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! And don't forget Blubbering Bertha - a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales!

Also featuring a special appearance from fan favourite Raj!

From number-one best-selling author David Walliams comes this collection of wickedly funny, deliciously mischievous tales.

©2016 David Walliams (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale...hilarious." (Amanda Craig, The Times)   

"Delightfully funny." (Metro

"A triumphant mix of wit and warmth." (Telegraph Books of the Year)   

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Hilarious

We loved this - so gross (really, really gross) and funny!
Always a good laugh for all the family with David Walliams.

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disgusting..... kids will love it :-)

these stories have all the little gross elements that kids love. my boys ages 4 and 7 have listened to these stories 4 or 5 times now.

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Great book for young boys!

My boys love this series of books - good job audible has a sleep function or they would be awake for hours listening!!!!

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AMAZING!!!

I love this book so much. It is so cool and funny and it makes it even more funny when you do a different accent for each person.

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The world's worst children

I would recommend this book to all kids of all ages. The world's worst children is a funny and entertaining book that every child should read

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The world's worst children like and dis like

I like the way the chapter ended.
I recommend it tells us what happens next.

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  • 13-11-2018

10/10

It was funny, but it is not something you would listen to to put you to sleep. More of a road trip, daytime kind of book. It was good! I liked it. Bella, 10yo. Time for #2.

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Very funny, a little bit yuck

My 6 year old son finds all three of The World's Worst Children very funny. He cackles with happiness at the absurd naughtiness of the children in the books.

However, as an adult, I have a very strong stomach. I can talk about corpses and autopsies over pudding but these books have actually made me dry retch - I can't be more specific, as each three have become just one long horror show of terrible parenting and terrible children, some with very physical habits, such as eating large balls of earwax. I would put some of the stories on a par with the film Dead Alive/Braindead by Peter Jackson for the pure and immediate revulsion factor.

On the plus side, there has been no discernible 'naughtifying' effect on my son either. He's still pretty darn good and doesn't eat his own earwax.

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The book is amazing

That made me laugh really hard and i love how David Walliams is so imaginative and creative because everyone knows a little kid wouldn’t go to work for 10 yrs

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Worst Children

I liked the reading and the book very much. I thought it was really funny. I recommend this book to everyone. I chose my ratings because I REALLY REALLY LOVED IT.

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  • fabiana
  • 17-06-2017

The less liked of David Walliams books, so far.

It's nicely narrated as the other stories that we have listened to from the same author. Nevertheless we didn't finish listening to it because we didn't find the short stories interesting. They didn't capture our imagination (mine and my 11 year old boy). We didn't find it funny either (and we had laughed or giggled with some other of his books).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-08-2019

Brilliant, entertaining and energetic

my 7 year old and I loved it! Hilarious. great vocab and good morals. exceptional, as one would expect from David Walliams.

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  • Gelencser
  • 20-07-2018

The worlds worst children

It was Ok but the performance was horrible. I disliked it a lot as you can see by my star review thingy ma bobby

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  • arrnoosa
  • 02-01-2017

Entertaining for kids and adults

Great for car journeys to keep everyone entertained! It will make you laugh and gag in equal measure!!

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  • Emily Bredonchel
  • 03-07-2017

Original David Walliams

Enjoyable story line and very creative story.
Recommended for creative minds and great story tellers

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  • Mrs. Rita Perry
  • 05-09-2016

wackiest worst children stories are wonderful !

Raj and his introduction makes the best start to the book! I was smiling from the very beginning and the laughter continued throughout till the very end of the book. The narration and sound effects were brilliant as ever. Highly recommend this audio book. I love the way the author always has a moral to the story even if it is tongue in cheek.

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  • islandmummy
  • 15-06-2016

Kids laughing out loud!

Bought this as something for my son (just 7) and daughter (just 5) to listen to on the plane/by the beach. Although I haven't listened to it personally, the children LOVED it. My son was asking to listen to this rather than go in the pool or on the beach! They both laughed out loud. If they're happy, I'm happy.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-09-2016

The worlds worst children

It was a very funny and enjoyable book to listen to and I loved it

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  • N. S.
  • 15-09-2019

Great book, my daughter was laughing out loud

Great book, my daughter was laughing out loud. She is looking forward to the next one.

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  • Sara W
  • 10-09-2019

A very funny book for my boys

My boys absolutely love this book. It is very entertaining and funny to listen to - even as an adult!

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  • Samantha Wickenden
  • 04-09-2019

Love David's stories!

My 5 year old and I are big fans.... Have read Fing, Demon Dentist, Gangster Granny and Ratburger in books format and then thought we would try audible.
The world's worst children is brilliantly funny. Love Raj the newsagent at the beginning!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-09-2019

Exceptional

This is a fantastic book my daughter loves them all. I can't wait to get every book by David for her

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  • Miss CL Beadle
  • 23-08-2019

Thoroughly enjoyable

I listened to this with a small group of students suffering from anxiety and we all really enjoyed the stories and over the top characters. Grotesque in places but funny all the same. David's narrating skills are really strong.