Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Billionaire Boy by David Walliams

Title: Billionaire Boy
Author: David Walliams
Published by: Harper Collins
Publication date: 9th June 2011.
Pages: 288
Genres: Children's/Young Adult/Comedy
Format: Hardback.
Source: Gift

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a million pounds?

Or a billion?

How about a trillion?

Or even a gazillion?

Inside this book, you'll meet a boy who had all that and more...

The main character in this book is Joe Spud, son of gazillionaire Len Spud, who made millions by....well, making loo roll. Joe is ridiculously spoilt and even has his own Formula One life-sized car and race track in his back garden, and even en-suite bathrooms that have en-suites that have en-suites! It's not all fun and games though. Think he has everything? Nope. He just wants one simple thing; a friend.

This book is hilarious and fun, yet still manages to give out the message that money just doesn't buy you happiness. Through reading this book, you can tell David Walliams is a naturally funny person, perhaps more so through writing rather than on TV.

The ideas in this book are imaginative, funny and ridiculous, which is exactly what makes the book great!

Billionaire Boy is aimed at slightly younger children, but I think anyone would enjoy this! For children or even the children-at-heart. And adults who are fans of David Walliams's TV comedies! I give this a rating of 5/5. It's a brilliant book!!


  1. I wanted to buy this for my son, especially when I noticed that the book has a billion pound note on the back cover.
    Thanks for the great review, Amber! I want it even more now.

  2. Great review, my little brother got this one for Christmas, I must read it...