Edwardo is an ordinary boy, so sometimes he can be a bit grubby or clumsy, a bit cruel or noisy or rude. The more that he is criticised, the worse he becomes, until one day they call him 'The Horriblest Boy in the Whole Wide World'. Just then, Edwardo's luck begins to change, and a series of chance events reveal that really he is a lovely boy, and has been all along.
About The Author
John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and best-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. He trained at the Central School of Art and his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. He has won numerous awards during his distinguished career including the Kate Greenaway Medal (twice) and the Kurt Maschler Award and his books are enjoyed by children all over the world.
"This book has all the ingredients that Burningham's fans pounce on: a sharp, clear-sighted edge, grace and wit" -- Sally Williams * Independent * "A wonderfully cautionary tale; subtly told and beautifully illustrated" -- Kate Agnew * Guardian * "The book is a series of funny adventures and misunderstandings with a reassurance that even if, inevitably, you are sometimes untidy, noisy or cruel, you still have the potential to be lovely" -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times * "Young readers will be shocked, fascinated and amused by Edwardo's misdeeds whilst also identifying with his horriblest moments . . . A tour de force" * Books for Keeps * "A wonderful book about seeing the best in people" * Junior *
For Ages: 5 - 8 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 5th April 2007
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.3 x 21.7
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1