RatBurger - David Walliams

Book Blurb: Meet Zoe. She's got a lot of things to be unhappy about... Her stepmother is so lazy she asks Zoe to pick her nose for her. And the school bully loves flobbing on her head. Worst of all, the dastardly Burt has terrible plans for her pet rat. I can't tell you what those plans are, but there's a clue in the title of the book...

 

What I thought: Having read his book now, I can understand David Walliams's appeal to the young readers - he is a clever narrator with a wicked sense of humour. There is a clear right and wrong, good and disgusting; bad people get punished and the good - rewarded. There is a level of shock and grossness in the story line that is always appealing to children, and of course a happy ending! Ratburger has all of the above and makes it for an entertaining read.