New Middle Grade Fiction: The Demon Dentist – David Walliams

The biggest children’s author in the UK, comedian and actor David Walliams, is also the author of series that reads like a cross between Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket. The Demon Dentist series has sold over 5 million copies in the UK and arrives in the US with a pile of critical accolades—though none cracked me up more than this arch comment by a young reader: “I laughed. I cried. I brushed my teeth.”

You can catch a bit of the vibe of the book at Walliams website, The World of David Walliams.

Or in Walliam’s rock star reception at a British school visit:

A great comic tale—Walliams is a natural wit.”
Evening Standard (London)

“Walliams’s books will become classics.”
The Guardian (UK)

“A Brit-flavored romp that combines moments of intense terror and bracing courage with biting satire.”
— Kirkus Reviews

Demon Dentist (9780062417046) David Walliams. $16.99 hardcover. 3/1/16 on sale.

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