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moving on from roald dahl

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frazzled74 Sun 12-Jun-11 21:02:29

dd 8 loves roald dahl but has read them all now, now i cant find anything that she loves so much, have tried faraway tree, naughtiest girl,secret seven,borowers (all my childhood favourites)se likes them but doesnt get engrossed like she did with roald dahl , any suggestions please?

keresley Sun 12-Jun-11 21:13:04

Dick King Smith, Captain Underpants, Horrid Henry

frazzled74 Sun 12-Jun-11 22:15:35

thanks, she has read the horrid henry books but i will look at the others .

madamehooch Mon 13-Jun-11 07:44:57

Mr Gum (won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize).

lovecheese Mon 13-Jun-11 09:28:33

The "Ottoline" books by Chris Riddell, very funny and a bit off the wall, should appeal if she has a quirky sense of humour.

Seconding Mr Gum, also Billionaire Boy, The Boy in a Dress by David Walliams, very well written, and he's a good swimmer grin.

Easier Jacqueline Wilson's eg. Sleepovers?

lovecheese Mon 13-Jun-11 09:32:52

...hang on a sec, scroll back, confusing my authors here;

Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton, all recommended;

Billionaire Boy, The Boy in a Dress, MR STINK by David Walliams.

Sorry for any confusion...

AurraSing Mon 13-Jun-11 09:57:10

My DD loves The Spiderwick Chronicles.
Have you tried Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events? It's funny and well written, but maybe a little bit too old for your DD.

Takver Mon 13-Jun-11 11:05:11

Has she read the How to Train your Dragon series?

Would second Captain Underpants.

Carrotsandcelery Mon 13-Jun-11 11:08:12

My dd, now 10, moved from Roald Dahl to Mr Gum, David Walliams, How to Train Your Dragon, Michael Morpurgo, Pippi Longstocking...

David Walliams is very much in the same vein as Roald Dahl.

frazzled74 Mon 13-Jun-11 14:07:17

thanks for all those recommendations i will have a look on book people and amazon.

MarioandLuigi Mon 13-Jun-11 17:01:05

I agree with Mr Gum, and the books by David Walliams.

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