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David Walliams, Tony Ross



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HarperCollins Publishers








The new children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - a deliciously daft Tall Story of a child who had everything, but still wanted more. Illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.

Meet the Meeks!

Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn't enough. She wants more, more, MORE! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there's only one problem... What is a FING?

Mr and Mrs Meek will do anything to keep their darling daughter happy, even visit the spooky library vaults to delve into the dusty pages of the mysterious Monsterpedia. Their desperate quest leads to the depths of the jungliest jungle where the rarest creatures can be found. But will they ever find a FING?

An explosively funny, totally surreal Tall Story about two perfectly nice parents and their unbelievably monstrous daughter from the phenomenal bestselling author David Walliams.



Meet Myrtle Meek, well you may not really want to as she is the worst possible child anyone could imagine! Nothing pleases this girl, all she wants is more, more and if possible even more. Her parents are quite unassuming and go to extreme lengths to give Myrtle what she asks for. This is where Fing comes in... Myrtle wants a Fing, she doesn't know what it is, but she wants one, so there!! Poor Mr Myrtle goes into the Deepest,Darkest,Jungliest Jungle to find one, with hilarious and often disastrous results.. This new book from the creative author, David Walliams will once again prove to be a hit with its target audience of 8+ readers. It's full of toilet humour that young children adore - especially boys - silly made up, creative creatures, items being destroyed and quirky footnotes. Even though it's not the usual length of most of this author's books (I wish it had been longer, as it would have created more depth in the characters), it still has all of his wonderful trademarks woven into the tale which makes it a rollercoaster ride of fun for the young reader. What a way, to get into books. David Walliams proves he is a master at keeping readers engaged to the very last page. All of this is woven around the fantastic illustrations by Tony Ross, which help the reader to imagine the creatures and the chaos that Walliams has created. Fing contains 272 pages of fun which are suitable for 8+ readers and older less confident readers. Great for reading aloud to younger children at home or during tutor time in school. Would also be great for reading sessions with primary students and is well worth a read - it will produce lots of giggles from its young audience. Read it and enjoy. 272 pages / Ages 8+ / Reviewed by Linda Brown, school librarian

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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