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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 (248 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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My 10 yo loved it, and below she tells you why...

I chose 5 stars because of the reason, and I love this book! So I hope other people enjoy it too!

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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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  • 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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  • C. Pattenden
  • 24-09-2019

The best

This makes you cringe and laugh. Honstely I don’t know how I feel about this book. Actually maybe I do.... I THINK IT’S AWESOME !!!! I would recommend this audio to my family and friends

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • S. Hay
  • 26-11-2019

so funny 🤣

I loved it and it is so funny. It has great stories about horrible and horrid children. David Walliams has the best books.

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  • Boredmonkey
  • 20-02-2020

Poor and highly unimaginative.

We had to switch this off, my son was totally unenthused and was laughing more how bad it was. I suppose he got a laugh out of it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-02-2020

Very good

Exciting to listen to and great for long journeys for kids. I definitely recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-2020

Your the best😍

5stars.

It was the best book I've ever herd It was supercalafrajalisticespialidoseus It was amazing your my favourite author 😍😛🤗








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  • Jennifer de-Roche
  • 02-02-2020

Ok.i guess

It’s very good but it’s a bit boring but that’s in my opinion I’m would love it to be more exiting