David Walliams has revolutionised reading for children and become one of the most influential children's writers today. Since the publication of his ground-breaking first novel, The Boy in the Dress (2008), Walliams has seen unprecedented growth with global sales exceeding 40 million copies, and his books translated into 53 languages. Born in London, Tony Ross went to art school in Liverpool. His cartoons have appeared in famous publications the world over. His first book, HUGO AND THE WICKED WINTER, was published in 1972. Tony has since written over 100 books and illustrated over 2000! His creations Towser and The Little Princess have been turned into TV series.
PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS: Dahl finally has a worthy successor - Telegraph Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air - The Sun '[Walliams' books] are brilliantly, beautifully and seemingly effortlessly written ... Mr Dahl finally has a worthy successor' Telegraph 'Walliams understands something crucial about children and stories' Metro A great comic tale... Walliams is a natural wit - Evening Standard Well written, funny, touching - Observer A passionate celebration of individuality - Telegraph Believable characters and a story that's original and intriguing ***** - Heat Charming, funny - The Times Has a lovely, Dahlian fluency to it - Time Out