A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from the author of The Boy in the Dress and Mr Stink.
Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe′s rich. Really, really rich. Joe′s got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He′s the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land.
But Joe isn′t happy. Why not? Because he′s got a billion pounds... and not a single friend. But then someone comes along, someone who likes Joe for Joe, not for his money. The problem is, Joe′s about to learn that when money is involved, nothing is what it seems.
The best things in life are free, they say - and if Joe′s not careful, he′s going to lose them all...
About the Author
Matt Lucas and David Walliams met in 1990 at the National Youth Theatre and were brought together by their shared love of Reeves and Mortimer. They have both starred in various TV and stage productions. Matt and David have written three bestselling series of Little Britain, and raised two million pounds for Comic Relief with a limited edition DVD. Recently they performed a record breaking run of their live show at the Hammersmith Apollo and have performed to over 650,000 people in the UK.
"A triumphant mix of wit and warmth" - Telegraph Books of the Year
"Witty, warm and enjoyable" - Daily Express
"David William's third book for children is a neat combination of hilarity and morality in the best spirit of the master story-teller of the genre, Roald Dahl" - Julia Eccleshare
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 9th June 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.26