Ratburger by David Walliams

This is the latest book by David Walliams and I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch by HarperCollins. Here is what I think of the book:

Zoe is just an ordinary girl with dreams of running an animal circus. She lives with her dad, who works in an ice-cream factory and is always bringing back delicious (and disgusting) ice cream flavours for Zoe to try, until he meets Sheila, an extremely fat lady who decides to become Zoe’s stepmother, just so she can use Zoe’s dad’s money to buy her prawn cocktail crisps so she can keep stuffing herself. Zoe’s dad loses his job at the factory and has to live off benefit money from the government, which is such a small amount that the house is always full of rats. One day, Zoe finds a baby rat in the corner of her room and decides to keep it. The next morning, Zoe decides that the rat wouldn’t be safe at home, so she takes it to school and names it Armitage. All is well until Armitage manages to climb out of Zoe’s pocket and onto her head! Zoe is suspended and as she leaves, she has to go past the greasy burger man Burt, who wears black strap-on sunglasses and false teeth. He serves the most disgusting burgers, as well as the most disgusting ketchup, in the entire universe. I could go on, but that would ruin the plot for you.

I really enjoyed this book and I thought it was very funny as well as being quite moving. I loved the part about smuggling animals into school, and the part about the performing creatures. One thing I think would have made the book better would be to include one or two more of those illustrated lists I so enjoyed. I think that this is an amazing book and you can order it by clicking the link below.

P.S if you want more about the launch there is a bit about it under news and events (at the top) or click this link.

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12 thoughts on “Ratburger by David Walliams”

  1. Great book. My dad bought me it as an e book on the kindle. It was hilarious and I couldn’t stop reading it. I particularly liked the descriptions of Sheila and bert. I’m now reading the boy in the dress and once I’ve finished it I will have read the whole collection. Love them.
    Aged 8

  2. Really liked what you had to say in your post, Ratburger by David Walliams | Bookometer, thanks for the good read!
    — Virgil

  3. Another great story from David Walliams.
    Lots of children will enjoy reading the book.
    Ready to be borrowed now.
    Thank you Peps.
    Mrs Warren.

    1. We donated a signed one after we went to the launch but I’m not sure if it’s being lent out yet.
      It might start being lent out after half term…

      Hope this helps!

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