A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and one of the fastest growing children’s author across the globe.
Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. The thing is, you see, Joe’s dad is rich. Really, really rich. He buys Joe anything he wants, and lots of things he doesn’t want besides. Joe’s got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. No one dares to bully him, because he can always pay them off.
But Joe isn’t happy. Why not? Because he’s got a billion pounds…but not a single friend. It’s pretty hard to trust people when your dad’s idea of a birthday present is a million-pound cheque. But then someone comes along… someone who likes Joe for Joe, not for his money. The problem is, Joe’s about to learn that when money is involved, nothing is what it seems – and nearly everything he believes is wrong.
As the hard truth is revealed, Joe learns that money can’t buy everything, and that the best thing about his life… might just be something he’s had all along.
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"A triumphant mix of wit and warmth" – Telegraph Books of the Year
"Witty, warm and enjoyable" – Daily Express
“David William’s third book for children is a neat combination of hilarity and morality in the best spirit of the master story-teller of the genre, Roald Dahl” – Julia EccleshareAbout the Author:
Since 2008 David Walliams has taken the children’s literary world by storm. His most recent book RATBURGER, immediately went to no.1 in the children’s chart, while the PB of his previous title, GANGSTA GRANNY, currently dominates the UK charts and has sold over 100,000 PBs on top of 370,000+ HBs and 36,000 ebooks (Bookscan July 2013). Today, David is the fastest growing Children’s author in the UK. His books have been translated into 30+ languages and sold over 2 million copies in the UK alone.
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