The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress David Walliams Quentin Blake
  • Title: The Boy in the Dress
  • Author: David Walliams Quentin Blake
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  • The Boy in the Dress David Walliams Quentin Blake The Boy in the Dress The sparkling debut children s novel from David Walliams number one bestseller and fastest growing children s author in the country Illustrated by Quentin Blake and brilliantly written by David Walli
    The sparkling debut children s novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children s author in the country.Illustrated by Quentin Blake and brilliantly written by David Walliams, The Boy in the Dress is full of the sharp humour and vivid characters you would expect from the co creator and co star of Little Britain.It is also a timeless and hilarioThe sparkling debut children s novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children s author in the country.Illustrated by Quentin Blake and brilliantly written by David Walliams, The Boy in the Dress is full of the sharp humour and vivid characters you would expect from the co creator and co star of Little Britain.It is also a timeless and hilarious fable about what happens when an ordinary boy does something extraordinary and the way that people, even the petty and cruel, can surprise you in the end Quentin s illustrious black and white drawings are interspersed throughout, forming a perfect accompaniment to this funny and touching story.
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    About David Walliams Quentin Blake


    1. David Walliams is an actor and writer best known for his work with Matt Lucas in the multi award winning sketch show Little Britain His debut children s novel, The Boy in the Dress, was published in 2008 to unanimous critical acclaim and he has since developed a reputation as a natural successor to Roald Dahl.


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    1. The first wonderful Walliams book is about a boy named Dennis who meets Lisa and lives out his fantasy of wearing a dress This creates a few complications, but as in all of Walliams work, open mindedness and love wins the day A wonderful tale of tolerance in today s increasingly intolerant world Fantastic for kids

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    2. Dressing up to look like a girl and trying to pass in school is probably not a good idea Teasing, bullying, major embarrassment are inevitable What brings people together and motivates males especially is sport and view spoiler and in the case of men, sex, put sex first hide spoiler if they can see victory is within their grasp, well then, anything becomes possible Including a whole team of boys in tutus The book is wonderful on every level, it s a real 5 star read and will move you to tears, or [...]

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    3. Dennis lives in an ordinary town, in an ordinary house, on an ordinary street But Dennis, as we will come to discover, is a not so ordinary boy Bravo Mr Walliams Never have I read a children s book about a boy who shows an interest in wearing girl s clothing I think it shows a lot of gumption to talk about these issues and I am happy that they re now starting at a younger level I know a lot of reviews speak about Dennis being a cross dresser but I love how Mr Walliams tackles what I think is im [...]

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    5. Lovely short novel about being different or is it about being a gay kid Anyway, you will love it I read it in English because the spanish edition had a confusing and in my opinion homophobic title El Mago del Bal n something like The Magician of the Ball clearly selling this book to a male audience and avoiding any reference to the main fact of the story cross dressing I wonder how many Spanish boys who love soccer are now reading El Mago del Bal n and thinking that cross dressing is a better id [...]

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    6. David Walliamsin Poika ja mekko Tammi, 2015 kertoo 12 vuotiaasta englantilaispojasta Dennisist , joka el yhdess rekkaa ajavan is ns ja isoveljens kanssa iti on l htenyt k velem n, mik on tehnyt perheen el m st v h n ilotonta ja harmaata Halaaminenkin on pannassa, mit nyt futismatsien j lkeen voi toista rutistaa tosin Dennisin joukkueen pelej is ei oikein koskaan ehdi katsomaan, vaikka poika on yksi parhaista pelaajista.Dennisin maailma muuttuu kertaheitolla v rikk mm ksi, kun h n uskaltautuu ost [...]

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    7. The Boy in the Dress is a children s book by David Walliams which details the adventures of twelve year old Dennis whose past times include cross dressing and the reactions of his family and friends to this When Dennis parents split up, he s devastated and when forced to live with his father, the only comfort he finds is his mother s left behind clothes This sets off a series of comical transgender themes that allows the reader to light heartedly enjoy his embarrassing explorations into the unkn [...]

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    8. On a trip to England, I saw this book prominently displayed along with Walliam s other books I ve never heard of that author before, but I was instantly hit with nostalgia, because when I was a young girl living in England, I LOVED Roald Dahl s books, and, at a first glance, Walliam s books reminded me of those especially this book, having been illustrated by Quentin Blake I was also very intrigued by the premise a book about cross dressing for a middle grade audience I was very curious to see h [...]

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    9. it was such a FUNNY book i loved the character denis and i also loved raaj and the descriptions of lisa was BRILLIANT i could see her in my head i love this book and i think i know that David Williams is AWESOME Cant wait to read his other books D

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    10. Second in a Walliams trio I m reading this year This one was worse than The Billionaire Boy Badly written he said, mutely Really The characters in this book and those in Billionaire Boy are interchangeable So is the plot to a certain extent More or less the same father, shopkeeper, headmaster, teacher, boy, love interest, ethnic friend etc There s a boring pattern emerging Very basic and silly For the first half of the book I almost had brain freeze, the writing was so dull As for the message, b [...]

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    11. The boring and lonely life of 12 year old Dennis, who still mourns his mom s leaving and his dad s depression, is lightened only by soccer playing and a recent discovery a love of women s fashion His dad forbids his reading of Vogue magazine, but new friend Lisa pushes him to play dress up, and that is how Dennis ends up at school as Denise, Lisa s French exchange student, in high heels, makeup, and a sequin dress That is, until a passing soccer ball can t be resisted and his cover is blown.Oka [...]

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    12. I ve read mixed reviews of David Walliams as an author so I thought I d read one of his books and decide for myself Although mildly sceptical before reading the book, mainly due to not really being a fan of Little Britain and his comedy television, I think I m not totally convinced yet I quite liked The Boy in the Dress The story is about a twelve year old boy called Dennis, who lives with his father and his older brother After his Mother leaves, Dennis develops a fascination with a dress that r [...]

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    13. The young boy Dennis who is the main character of the book comes from a single parent home father is present and he deeply misses his mother Dennis is very talented at football which he plays with his best friend Darvesh, Dennis also enjoys watching women s daytime TV, in particular Trisha and Loose Women Throughout the book there are typical everyday experiences which happen to Dennis including detentions, trips to the shops and playing football Dennis then meets a young girl Lisa in detention [...]

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    14. I enjoyed this book which engages our sympathy for a lad whose mother has left home His dad, a long distance truck driver in Britain, is gruff and tired and doesn t want any reminders of the two lads mother in the house The older boy is compliant but the younger just tries not to cry He has one photo of his mum in a pretty dress, and this leads to him looking at Vogue magazine, an odd choice for a twelve year old as his friends would say The football team considers him their star, along with one [...]

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    15. Such a beautifully written, intelligent and compassionate book Very tender and kinda touching story.

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    16. That was one really good lesson Well done, Mr Walliams

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    17. 4.5 StarsI was set to read this book as part of a challenge and wasn t expecting too much from it, but I have to say I was wrong This was a very enjoyable book that I read in one session and it cleverly handled some sensitive issues in a way that would be very accessible to children I say bravo on achieving this, and I do feel it is a book all children should read, so much scope for discussion from this in a classroom setting There were two great lines in this book which will stay with me, Denni [...]

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    18. Um dos livros mais divertidos que li esse ano, super ultra mega fofo Me faz pensar em todos os livros legais i divertidos que li quando era crian a, pelo simples prazer de ler V rios momentos Ownn no livro, e quero deixar registrado pelo menos um deles Todos temos uma pessoa que, quando est perto, faz nosso cora o disparar Mas, mesmo quando se adulto, s vezes dif cil dizer o que se sente Boa recomenda o de leitura para p s ressaca liter ria, para leitores de todas as idades p.s Raj certamente o [...]

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    19. I read this as a child and decided to re read The boy in the dress in my late teens and I still love this feel good, witty yet important, message giving children s book It allows children and adults to feel comfortable in whatever they like doing or how they look, even if that involves them looking a bit different from everyone else.

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    20. The first book I have read by Walliams out loud to my kids , enjoyed by them and not too bad for an adult reader His style is deliberately reminiscent of Roald Dahl, an effect enhanced by the book being illustrated by Quentin Blake Not as good as Dahl of course, but still plenty of laughs Some themes are quite grown up parental separation and the loneliness this causes for the main character, as well as cross dressing but they are done in a light enough style that my 7 and 9yo listeners didn t q [...]

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    21. Dennis s life is rather lonely His mother left two years ago when he was ten, and his father drives long distances as a truck driver He and his brother don t get along very well He enjoys soccer, and is the star of his school s team, and discovers from looking at a Vogue magazine that he also enjoys women s fashion When a chance meeting with his crush the older, popular, and aspiring fashion designer Lisa results in a friendship, Lisa convinces him to try on some of her designs As a fun adventur [...]

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    22. The experts who review books at booksfc have a couple of rules You need rules They stop war, disaster and crumbs in the wrong places But the experts don t like too many rules So they have whittled them down to just these four fundamental rules.Rule 1 All people have the right to release wind from their bottom in the place and at the time of their choosing.Rule 2 Sharing is for girls.Rule 3 Dresses are for girls.Rule 4 Sharing dresses is for girls.So, The Boy in the Dress was slightly problematic [...]

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    23. When David Walliams first moved into writing children s literature I was, I ll admit, a frightful snob I didn t really get his television persona and, as we all know, what we see on television is an exact truth , and so I stayed away from his books for a long time I didn t really want to go there and frankly I had no inclination to.And all that was a bit stupid of me, because it kept me away from some genuinely really good children s books So if you re still harbouring similar sentiments don t J [...]

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    24. My last read for 2016 and thoroughly enjoyable Quentin Blake was an excellent choice to illustrate this book because it shows how in some ways the silliness and humour of it echoes Roald Dahl who Blake also illustrated for The book was full of stereotypes which at times I found irritating, but on the whole these were reframed or undermined in ways that made me chuckle and kept me reading The best friend, Darvesh is an excellent character and in every way deserves to be in such a positive book Th [...]

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    25. So I ve wanted to read some of David Walliams children s books ever since I saw them being compared to Roald Dahl Plus David is hilarious, so what could go wrong I picked this one to start with because it s about an important and relevant subject, it s the one that seemed most interesting to me As well as Gangsta Granny, because the title is hysterical It s hard to really judge and rate a children s book when you re an adult, but I thoroughly enjoyed this and I would have loved it when I was 10 [...]

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    26. This was Well, I thought the story was cute and relevant I thought it should be read by a younger audience and it d be good for them to read I thought the art was incredible But I can t really get into David s writing style It just made me sit there, staring at the page for a long while before actually moving onto the next page and I was, for lack of a better word, bored while reading it I honestly wished I had enjoyed this but I didn t

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    27. T m on niin lytt m n hyv setti , ett kustantaja j tt n iden suomentamisen varmasti kesken Eih n t llaista kannata k nt Saa viel faneja ja ihmiset tahtoo kenties jopa omaksi n it Parempi kun lopetatte k nt misen nyt, niin ei tule kenellek n paha mieli ja kukaan ei ehdi vakavasti menett syd nt n Walliamseille.

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    28. Ihan mun kirja En ehk vinkkaa t t koskaan lapsille koska en vinkkaa lapsille mutta kaikki aikuistutut kyll aivopesen lukemaan t m n.

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    29. Story Dennis unterscheidet sich kaum von normalen Jungen in seinem Alter er geht zur Schule, hat viele Freunde und liebt Fu ball Er spielt sogar aktiv und ist einer der Besten der Schulmannschaft Einzig sein anderes Hobby ist ein Geheimnis, denn weder sein Vater, noch seine Freunde haben daf r Verst ndnis Dennis liebt Mode und Kleider Jeden Monat kauft er sich die neue Vogue und ist von Kleidern, Stoffen und Schnitten fasziniert In der lteren Lisa findet er unerwartet eine Vertraute, zumal diese [...]

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