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!
Quentin Blake taught at the Royal College of Art, where he was Head of the Illustration Department before becoming a full time illustrator. He has collaborated with writers such as Russell Hoban, John Yeoman, and most famously Roald Dahl. He has also illustrated classic books for adults and created much-loved characters of his own such as Mr Magnolia and Mrs Armitage.
PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS:
"A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale... hilarious" Amanda Craig, The Times
"I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics." - Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole
"A triumphant mix of wit and warmth" - Telegraph Books of the Year
"a new Roald Dahl" - The Times
"Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air" - The Sun