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The World's Worst Children

Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (176 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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  • N
  • 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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it is so awesome

why because I love the way he tells it I'm only 11 but its like your really there on the spot watching it all happen! its super:)

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Good book for the car trip

I like it because it is very funny I don't like it because it has farts and picking nose and rood stuff
Asher aged 7

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  • Kim
  • 09-09-2016

Disgustingly Funny

Your little monsters will be riveting by this hilarious tale of the most disgusting and obnoxious children in the world. Written and narrated by the very talented David Walliams - this is the audio book that puts an end to the bickering on those long car journeys!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Christina
  • 18-03-2019

Really good fun!!!!

This book was really good fun! It kept my children entertained and they kept asking to listen to it, would recommend this. I really enjoyed it myself!!!

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  • Philip Lane
  • 03-03-2019

crazy and well performed

David Walliams reads his crazy stories so well my two kids son 8 and daughter 5 both love the madness

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  • mr a p rhodes
  • 24-02-2019

Checky Children

Wow why are they so bad? Hey David Remember children are lisening to this!They can get stuff. y'know gather it in if you know what i mean😜so David you did do it again very funny!!But.....One of the best of them all.Wish you luck buddy💞And hey David whats you're fav colour? But sofia sofa....SO BAD!!she is not a angle at all!i mean SHE IS A SOFA HOW?!?!?!#Weirdo!And Raj is soooooooo funny! Anyway remember...MR.WILLY WILLY BUM BUM AND ALL THE OTHER STUPID NAMES!!!HAHAHAHA SO FUNNY!haha lol and he read it well

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  • Paul Norman
  • 11-02-2019

This book is the best

I love this book it’s so funny,David did a good job of making this book funny, I recommend this book to people who love fun and silly stories ❤️

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  • Martin
  • 09-02-2019

Good story

Kids enjoyed the book especially toilet humour! Would recommend though need strong stomach as David Walliams descriptions are very vivid at certain points!