Billionaire Boy is a great novel and humorous children's book written by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross, and published in 2010. The book included a "billion pound note" that was used to enter a competition to win a day as a billionaire in London. The book is about a boy called Joe Spud, who is no normal child but a Billionaire Boy! He owns a Formula One racing car and everything a twelve-year-old kid could dream of. But Joe learns that wealth can't give him everything.
- Meet Joe Spud, the richest 12-year-old in the world.
- Joe has everything he could ever want:
- his own Formula One racing car,
- a thousand pairs of trainers,
- even an orang-utan for a butler!
- Yes, Joe has everything he wants,
- but there's just one thing he really needs: a friend...
Praises for Billionaire Boy
- "A triumphant mix of wit and warmth"—Telegraph Books of the Year
- "Guaranteed to appeal to youngsters … definitely another hit for Walliams."—Express
I thought it was very Funny! I thoroughly enjoyed it and I would recommend it to everyone!
Harryvlas123 21:05, January 28, 2012 (UTC)
this book is great get this book first and you will be sucked into david walliams books. Luxurious book!!!!!!!!!!!!
As with all of the Walliams books, Billionaire Boy conveys an excellent life lesson with plenty of laughs along the way. Walliams’ style of narration engages with readers, addressing them directly and on their level. Walliams slips in plenty of pop-culture references, definitions of his own humorous terms (such as ‘bumjumping’) and lists of all kinds sure to have any young reader in stitches. This is a brilliant engaging read which will help to show children that there are more important things in life than money and material things whilst simultaneously making them laugh their socks off.
- Reading Age: 11+
- Reading Aloud Age: 9+
There are a few rude words in this book, but they aren't very serious words.