Author: David Walliams
Published by: Harper Collins
Publication date: 9th June 2011.
Genres: Children's/Young Adult/Comedy
The main character in this book is Joe Spud, son of gazillionaire Len Spud, who made millions by....well, making loo roll. Joe is ridiculously spoilt and even has his own Formula One life-sized car and race track in his back garden, and even en-suite bathrooms that have en-suites that have en-suites! It's not all fun and games though. Think he has everything? Nope. He just wants one simple thing; a friend.
This book is hilarious and fun, yet still manages to give out the message that money just doesn't buy you happiness. Through reading this book, you can tell David Walliams is a naturally funny person, perhaps more so through writing rather than on TV.
The ideas in this book are imaginative, funny and ridiculous, which is exactly what makes the book great!
Billionaire Boy is aimed at slightly younger children, but I think anyone would enjoy this! For children or even the children-at-heart. And adults who are fans of David Walliams's TV comedies! I give this a rating of 5/5. It's a brilliant book!!