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Spectacular Stories for the Very Young

Four Hilarious Stories
Narrated by: David Walliams
Length: 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (187 ratings)

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Summary

Four of David Walliams’ amazing books in one spectacular collection for the first time! Read by the author himself. 

Thirty-three minutes of side-splitting stories for the very young, hilariously read by David Walliams. This unabridged compilation includes:

'The Slightly Annoying Elephant'
What’s big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course!

'The First Hippo on the Moon'
Two big hippos. One enormous dream. Who can make it to the moon first?
3...2...1.... Blast off!

'The Bear Who Went Boo!'
At the top of the world, surrounded by snow and ice, lives a very cheeky polar bear cub who loves to go...boo! But this little bear cub doesn’t always know when to stop....

'There's a Snake in My School!'
Miranda loves to be different, and on bring-your-pet-to-school day she introduces everyone to her very different pet.... Penelope the snake.

©2018 David Walliams (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Pre-schoolers will roar with laughter." (Daily Express

"Part Aesop, part Spike Milligan...this is rollicking stuff.” (Big Issue

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4 year old enjoys the stories

There are four easy to follow stories which my 4 year old enjoys. Easy listening for car journeys.

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My five year old loves the stories

Even though I, admittedly, do not find the storylines that captivating my five year old absolutely loves them. The one about the snake in school is his personal favourite and he asks to listen to it time after time...

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Brilliant

my 3 year old absolutely loved this, DW is an awesome narrator! I also enjoyed it while we listen in the car, it's not annoying, even after 500x ha ha

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Needs chapter titles

Fab but really needs chapter titles rather than just numbers because every kid has a favourite stories and they should be made easier for parents to find. 🤔

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I didn't want to be disappointed but I was

I really wanted to love this but was left lacking. Both the performance and stories seem hollow and 1 dimentional. There is so much scope for Walliams to appeal to oddball and diverse kids and I was really hoping Walliams work hit the mark but I just found these stories annoying.

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Great sound effects add to the enjoyment!

Little girl (4) loved it. Her first audio book so wasn't sure how she'd respond. David Walliams does a great job and sound effects were great. Enjoyed it myself!

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excellent

excellent story and performance as always from David Walliams. I can see why he's so successful

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Fab

Bought this for my three year old son. He absolutely loves it. We have to listen to it every night at bedtime. The stories are a good length to keep his attention.
Highly recommend.

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Hilarious

My children loved these short stories. So well narrated by the author ; my kids were in hysterics!

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My child loves the stories

fantastic stories, my child loves them especially the last one! thanks for these amazing stories