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moving on from roald dahl

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frazzled74 · 12/06/2011 21:02

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?

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keresley · 12/06/2011 21:13

Dick King Smith, Captain Underpants, Horrid Henry

frazzled74 · 12/06/2011 22:15

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

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madamehooch · 13/06/2011 07:44

Mr Gum (won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize).

lovecheese · 13/06/2011 09:28

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 · 13/06/2011 09:32

...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 · 13/06/2011 09:57

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 · 13/06/2011 11:05

Has she read the How to Train your Dragon series?

Would second Captain Underpants.

Carrotsandcelery · 13/06/2011 11:08

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 · 13/06/2011 14:07

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

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MarioandLuigi · 13/06/2011 17:01

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

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