The Boy In the Dress – by David Walliams
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David Walliams is one of George’s favourite fiction writers and he’s read all of his books.
David Walliams really knows what makes children laugh and his jokes about local communities and sibling rivalries are really easy to relate to.
The main character of the book is Dennis. He’s different to the other children but he doesn’t yet know it. With the help of his friend Lisa, he discovers how much fun he can have wearing a dress to school. Soon he is discovered and ends up in trouble and this is where the fun begins.
As with David Walliams other books there is a central theme of not-fitting-in to the norm. I think George finds his idea really appealing. Similar to Roald Dahl, it’s the outsider who becomes the hero. They overcome the obstacles that people throw at them and embrace their individuality.
The most appealing thing about the book is definitely the humour. George read the book cover to cover and continues to read it again and again. Whilst he loves discovering new books, this is one that he’s always happy to dip into for a smile.
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(publised by HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks)