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.