This article is contributed by Diya Sahajwani, 10-years-old.

This essay is about David Walliams and his books. I shall review almost all the books. A few of the books I am about to discuss are Awful Auntie, Bad Dad, Ratburger, Demon Dentist,  Midnight Gang, Mr. Stink and Billionaire Boy. We can start off with Awful Auntie, my personal favourite.

Awful  Auntie

All about a little girl called Stella and her absolutely ghastly aunt. The story is a mix of excitement, haunt, failure, faith and of course mystery. And there is even a ghost named Soot! You must be asking yourself ‘ No animals, not possible.’. And I will not say no ‘cause the villain’s sidekick is an owl. As time goes by Stella is turning thirteen and once you turn thirteen you cannot see ghosts anymore. I would highly recommend this book to you whether you are age six or age ninety.

Bad Dad

Ever heard of a dad who has a son named Frank and is a race driver who has named his racing car “Queenie”? No! Well, what are you waiting for, read Bad Dad, which has a great deal of adventure in it. And of course, there is a bit of disappointment in it too like every other David Walliams book. While Gilbert, Frank’s father risks even prison, Rita, Frank’s mother grows more distant by the day. Read it to feed your curiosity. An absolutely marvellous book.


Is your name Zoe? Do you have a pet hamster named Gingernut? Was he recently killed by your cruel stepmother who you refused to call mother? And… have you ever seen a “RATBURGER”? No? Well go on, into the bookstore buy it, read it. It's wonderful, five stars if you ask me. Though you would feel bad if your secret pet rat, Armitage had to go into the burger too, wouldn't you? Oop ’s let out too much!


Ever met a tramp? At least heard of one? Ok, I get the message you don’t even know what it means. It means that if you are one, then the symptoms are:- oh! It isn’t a disease- no home to live in wanders around all the time and… is very very smelly! So in this book (it is really heavy), there is generosity, unimaginable kindness, poshness, bullying and joy. HAPPY READING!

Drama can be read a zillion times and you will want to disappear into its pages again, because it has such an interesting plot line and we can all relate to Callie. Despite being confused and sometimes exhausted with her teen feelings Callie finds her lifelong calling. This superb book is simply unmissable.

Billionaire Boy

Before I start I’d like to ask you one thing if you had a billion pounds what would you do with it? Would you, for instance, buy really expensive things or give it to the orphanage and live a happy rich life or maybe you might be really miserly and lead a very poor life when all the money you ask. But do you even know anyone who owns a billion pounds? Well if not then read Billionaire Boy.

Midnight Gang

Do you play cricket? Are you bad at it? Ever been hit on the head and got a big bump and got sent to the worst hospital ever? Well, obviously no. So read the best ever book about a horrible hospital. And by the way, I have a secret um, nobody’s around right? And you are a child know? Well ok, the children at the hospital wander at night exactly at midnight and hence the name.

The Ice Monster

Boom! Boom! Oh! Don’t be surprised it’s only the thunder. Oh oh, I was obviously mistaken. To me, it clearly seems like “The Ice Monster”.And excuse me if you don’t like History lessons. But we are in 1899 and mammoths existed only thousands of years ago. They are supposed to be extinct [died out every single one]. And one last thing, are you a little 10-year- old who’s name is Elsie and you have met a 10,000-year-old mammoth? Very slight chances.

Demon Dentist

Dirty teeth don’t you think? What? What did you say? What do you mean that you don’t know who I am talking about? Good heavens! The boy with those yellow or I would say brownish teeth. Anyway I am talking Alfie. He hasn’t been to the dentist for more than a year. Want to know more? Read the book.

Gangsta Granny

Do you have any idea how cool a grandmother can be? I don’t think that grannies have to be boring. Take ben’s granny, for instance, she has white hair, she has false teeth, she has tissues tucked up her sleeve… but she even is an international jewel thief. Oh oh, now you don’t go running up to the cops.

Now I must thank you for reading my review and I hope you enjoyed. And in case you were wondering, my name is Diya and I am ten years old. I was born in 2009 and not in 1899 and right now we’re in 2019 in case you got muddled up on the way. I don’t like my readers to get embarrassed by telling the wrong year. Have a good day!