David Walliams has revolutionised reading for children and become one of the most influential children's writers today. Since the publication of his ground-breaking first novel, The Boy in the Dress (2008), Walliams has seen unprecedented growth with global sales exceeding 40 million copies, and his books translated into 53 languages. Born in London, Tony Ross went to art school in Liverpool. His cartoons have appeared in famous publications the world over. His first book, HUGO AND THE WICKED WINTER, was published in 1972. Tony has since written over 100 books and illustrated over 2000! His creations Towser and The Little Princess have been turned into TV series.
PRAISE FOR FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON:
"Pre-schoolers will roar with laughter" - Daily Express
"Part Aesop, part Spike Milligan... this is rollicking stuff" - Big Issue
PRAISE FOR WALLIAMS:
"I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics." - Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole
"Dahl finally has a worthy successor" - Telgraph
"Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air" - The Sun