Plot: Joe Spud’s father made a fortune by inventing a new kind of toilet paper. 12-year-old Joe has everything a boy could possibly want: a formula one racing car, a robot dog, a water slide, even an orang-utan butler. The only thing he doesn’t have is a friend.
Another delightfully funny book by Walliams full of potty jokes, hilarious lists and graphs (trust me, these things can be very funny if done well), quirky characters and comic exaggeration. Even the acknowledgement page made me laugh!
The message of the book is predictably that money can’t buy everything and that the ties between people are more important than even a gazillion dollars. But the magic of Walliam’s books is that it doesn’t feel preachy. I was too busy chuckling.
I thought this was a really funny, well constructed book but I know that young boys will love it!
I feared that this was the last David Walliams book available at the moment but I was glad to find out that he released a new one in 2012, Ratburger. I look forward to reading it. 🙂