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The new children's book from number one best-selling author David Walliams: a fantastically funny tale.

Welcome to the Isle of Mulch!

This little island is home to a large number of horrible grown-ups. The school, the local park, the toy shop and even the island's ice-cream van are all run by awful adults who like nothing more than making children miserable. And the island is owned by the most awful one of all: Aunt Greta Greed!

Something needs to be done about them.

But who could be brave enough?

Meet Ned: an extraordinary boy with a special power. SLIMEPOWER!

©2020 David Walliams (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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my review on the book slime, by david walliams

amazing book, walliams never fails to disappoint but a bit disappointed raj isn't in the book, I think walliams needs to include him in more of his books.

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perfect

it is absolutely great I love it ❤️ it was so amazing I just can't get over the fact that this book is so good

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Phoned-in, but good premise.

A good premise but phoned-in, and shamelessly plugs another of his books. It's almost a shame that so many will purchase a Walliams books (and that of other celebrity authors) based solely on the name. David Walliams has built up a base of loyal fans deservedly, I'll happily admit. Some heartfelt, hilarious and well constructed tales of resourceful children, hideous adults, exciting plots. He's got a lot of reluctant young readers enjoying books, expanding their imaginations, feeling books CAN be for them. Not many can say that. He is talented, I would not deny he knows what children like. But there is also an element of lazy writing here. This felt so reminiscent of his World's Worst Children plots and characters, relying on stereotypes and silly words. And can I say, the first time he refers readers to look in his Walliamsictionary for a definition of one of his made-up words, it was amusing. But I lost count, dozens and dozens of such references and I was getting cross. Especially when I was listening to the author read this Audible copy. The story started well - a boy called Ned, hated by his big sister for the attention his wheelchair-dwelling body relies on, with parents too busy working to see her constant pranks and tricks. A birthday prank discovered - a huge collection of fluids and substances. A bathtub mixture. An evolution-defying intelligent blob of matter created - Slime (either that or Brenda). After this though, Slime and Ned spend the rest of the book taking revenge on behalf of the children of the island of Mulch. On horrible park keepers, ice cream sellers, teachers. And the owner of the island - Ned's aunt. And of course, there's time for Ned's sister to learn a lesson as well. The plot is episodic, moving from one horrible adult to the next, with their foul names and characters feeling like more World's Worst Parents/Teachers. Will this be popular? Sure. But it feels quick-buck, dashed off without any thought, base-pleasing. Readers will most likely still love it. But I know he can offer them more than this. It'll be finished in a couple of hours (just 3 hours on Audible, though the full cast is a good one, and it's a structure that children will follow easily if listening to), though I doubt many will feel as satisfied and even moved as some of his earlier novels. For ages 5-9, slightly younger than Walliam's other books. With thanks to Nudge Books for providing a sample Audible copy.

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Really good and funny book my 6 year old adored

My child thoroughly enjoyed this book. (child) I loved when the piano teacher let an explosive fart 😂

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how good slime is

this is absoulutely the best book ever and no one or thing could make a better book

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AMAZING

This book was sooooo good I really enjoyed reading it. Me and some of my friends are doing a David Walliams book club where we read all the David Walliams books. All the people who did the voices for the characters were amazing. I felt like I was really in the book. I LOVE YOU DAVID WALLIAMS!!

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David Walliams' voice is phenomenal

Amazing narration! Very entertaining. I have read lots of books by David Walliams before. This one is not as good as some of the other ones but it's still worth listening to.

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Noice

I loved it I reccomend it to any anyone who loves David walliams you should get it

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Brilliant.

Really enjoyed listening to this book on audio with my 9 year old. What a great book. Full of characters and great fun.

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  • catherine bothner
  • 22-06-20

Amazing

Thanks so much David Walliams I have all of your books you I love raj in your books I read them every night