The First Hippo on the Moon (With CD)
Number one bestselling author David Walliams presents this explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross and hilariously read by the author himself. Warning: very silly sound-effects included! Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? 3 ...2 ...1 ...BLAST OFF! Introducing a wonderfully charming and funny new picture book from two superstars!
PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS: "A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale... hilarious" Amanda Craig, The Times "I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics." - Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole "A triumphant mix of wit and warmth" - Telegraph Books of the Year "a new Roald Dahl" - The Times "Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air" - The Sun
Since 2008 David Walliams has taken the children's literary world by storm. His seven novels have been translated into over forty languages and have sold over three million copies in the UK alone. Walliams' books have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim and countless broadsheet reviewers have compared him to his all-time hero, Roald Dahl. This is David's second picture book. Born in London, Tony Ross went to art school in Liverpool and has since worked as a typographer for design and advertising agencies. 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. David and Tony have worked together previously on five of David's phenomenally successful children's novels including GANGSTA GRANNY, DEMON DENTIST and AWFUL AUNTIE. Their first picture book was the number-one bestselling THE SLIGHTLY ANNOYING ELEPHANT.