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Note: To accommodate overwhelming demand, this event has now been moved to a larger venue.
David Walliams is a superstar of kids’ books and he’s coming to Melbourne in December with his hilarious new novel, Bad Dad.
With smash hits including Ratburger, Awful Auntie, Billionaire Boy, Demon Dentist, Gangsta Granny and The World’s Worst Children, Walliams is a worldwide phenomenon in the world of children’s literature. His ability to wow fans is unrivalled, with global sales exceeding 20 million copies and books translated into 53 languages. His next classic-in-the-making, Bad Dad, is a fast and furious, heartwarming story that will have readers in stitches, in tears and on the edge of their seats.
Join us as we welcome David Walliams live and in conversation at Plenary 3, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, on Thursday 7 December. You can expect hijinks and laughter – as well as extracts of Bad Dad, read by the wonderful Walliams himself!
David Walliams will be signing books pre- and post-event: 3.30pm–4.15pm and from 5.45pm onwards.
Each child attending will receive a World of David Walliams goody bag – containing a Bad Dad bookmark and felt bandit eye mask, World’s Worst Children 2 postcard, World of David Walliams balloon and poster.
This event is perfect for children aged 7–12, but open to all ages. Children under three free on the knee.
Our bookseller at this event will be The Little Bookroom.
David Walliams is an award-winning and internationally successful children’s author. His books (which include Awful Auntie, Demon Dentist and Gangsta Granny) have sold millions of copies worldwide, been translated into more than forty languages and adapted for television. In the adult world, David is an actor best known for his work with Matt Lucas in the multi-award-winning sketch show Little Britain. He is also a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.
Cal Wilson crossed the Tasman Sea in 2003 and has since become one of Australia's most popular comedians – a perennial favourite on television shows such as Have You Been Paying Attention?, Spicks and Specks, Good News Week and Thank God You’re Here. Her stand up shows are as engaging as they are hilarious, often bringing the audience's stories to life alongside her own.
Cal earned herself a seat in one of Australia’s most sought after writers rooms at the ABC for The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, where she returned for its first two seasons until she landed one of her dream jobs as an ensemble cast member in the upcoming, hotly anticipated Whose Line Is It Anyway? – alongside some of the country’s brightest improvisers. Cal will be touring the country in 2017 with a brand new hour of stand up.
$25 adults and $15 children/concession. (Children under three free on the knee.)Book your tickets
Immersion in literacy is one of the most important factors in determining the outcome of a child’s future – and nurturing a love of books and reading is part of that. Also, kids plus books and writing equals fun. We’re delighted to be presenting a new series of events for the younger reader in your life: Wheeler Kids. Roll up and enjoy!