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The latest mad rib-tickler from the new king of funny, hot on the heels of the riotous Gangsta Granny! Things are not looking good for Zoe, the young heroine of this story. Her revolting stepmother, Sheila, is so lazy she makes Zoe pick her nose for her. The school bully, Tina Trotts, makes her life a misery by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt’s Burgers is after her pet rat! Can you guess why? The clue is in the title… From the author who is tipped as a new Roald Dahl, Ratburger is a delicacy that mustn’t be missed!

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Praise for the author:

“I absolutely love David Walliams’s books… they will become classics.” Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole

“A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale.” Amanda Craig

“A triumphant mix of wit and warmth.” Telegraph

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David Walliams

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  1. Grace
    on 17 October 2014


    Amazing book

    5out of 5

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What kids think

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    on 2 May 2014

    Such a good book there’s no exuse for not getting ur head stuck in it i absoultely loved it

    5out of 5
  2. Bellasara 113282

    on 9 March 2014

    THis book looks like it is very inspiring because it’s one of the other books written by David Walliams that I want to read. Anyway I want to read this book because the tension is closing in!

    3out of 5
  3. Love stargirl 113412

    on 9 March 2014

    This book is sad and funny at times but Zoe needs your help! this is a magnificent book.

    5out of 5
  4. Hayley 113303

    on 8 March 2014

    this book is great and funny

  5. Avatar fairy 761766

    on 8 March 2014

    I loved it!

  6. Avatar owl 761790

    on 7 March 2014

    At the end Shiela and Burt get turned into hamburgers. Really funny.

  7. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 6 March 2014

    Ratburger… Where do I start… Didn’t really think David Walliams’ books could get any weirder but it did… In a good way of course!

  8. Gruffalo 113679

    on 6 March 2014

    So good. You will not want to put it down.

  9. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 6 March 2014

    This is the latest David Walliams book I have read and I love the rat armatige and its owner Zoe

  10. Avatar owl 761790

    on 5 March 2014

    Really funny book and a simple easy read.

    5out of 5
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    on 4 March 2014

    This book is very disgusting and nasty. It’s talking about how a man with no eyes uses rats to make burgers! Ewwwwwww! Apart from this I recommend it to you even though it’s very disgusting. It’s about how you can’t separate a pet from it’s owner (from my view.) So I rate this book 4 stars.

    4out of 5
  12. Avatar owl 761790

    on 4 March 2014

    this is about a girl called zoe who becomes friends with a rat called armitage. But what will happen to their friendship next??????

  13. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2014

    I think this book was funny when the step mum and the buger man got turned into a burger.

    4out of 5
  14. Default avatar 807810

    on 24 December 2013

    I loved this book, because it was extremely funny, and it was a tiny bit spooky. It would give it 5 out of 5 stars.

    5out of 5
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    on 20 December 2013

    my friend harry has borrowed this mindblowing book from me and he is loving it . i would give this book five stars because it is brill and i would recommend this book to any bookworms

    5out of 5
  16. Bellasara 113282

    on 20 December 2013

    I love it !!! its 10/10 its so funny too

    5out of 5
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    on 30 October 2013

    It was great funny and really easy to follow

    5out of 5
  18. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 20 July 2013

    Wow this book is awesome

    4out of 5
  19. Avatar bat 761713

    on 15 May 2013

    I adore this book. Fantastic, charming…Ticks almost all of my boxes! As I have loved rats all my life, this has been joyous to read-I really hope some rat lovers are created from this book-Rats need love!!!!

    5out of 5
  20. Hayley 113303

    on 5 April 2013

    I thought this book was not the best David Walliams book ever. I liked it at the start but when I got actually in the story it was a bit boring.

    3out of 5
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    on 29 March 2013


  22. Jane blonde 113694

    on 17 March 2013

    It was amazing i loved the ending.i want a giant icecream

    5out of 5
  23. Monkey 113537

    on 13 March 2013

    The hamster was dead on its back legs in the air DEAD

    1out of 5
  24. Avatar lion 761782

    on 9 March 2013

    Brilliant brilliant brilliant

    5out of 5
  25. Bellasara 113282

    on 7 March 2013

    This book is great because you never know what is going to happen next.

    5out of 5
  26. Avatar bat 761713

    on 6 March 2013

    Lol this is soooooo funny.burt is sooooooo mean.everyone should read this except babies of course

    5out of 5
  27. Default avatar

    on 5 March 2013

    A interesting and funny book I love

    4out of 5
  28. Wellyphant thumb 19

    on 5 March 2013

    I think people should read this book because it is all about a little girl zoe, and her life is so sad

    4out of 5
  29. Avatar owl 761790

    on 5 March 2013

    An awesomely funny book!

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    on 4 March 2013

    it was really interesting and enjoyable

  31. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2013

    While I found this funny… I thought gangster granny was far better

  32. Jane blonde 113694

    on 4 March 2013

    the blurb loos as this book is really funny

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    on 4 March 2013


  34. Avatar owl 761790

    on 4 March 2013

    Another one of David Walliam’s hilarious kids books, this does not let fans of Mr Stink, Gangsta Granny or Billionaire Boy down. It is brilliant!

    5out of 5
  35. Dora thumb 222

    on 4 March 2013

    This book is about a burger man called burt who wants to make rats into burgers. Hilariously funny!

  36. Evie 113313

    on 2 March 2013

    Ok, but could’ve been better. The story was too far fetched. I was quite bored at some points of the book.

  37. Hayley 113303

    on 26 February 2013

    Great. Hilarious. Ingenoius.FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES A GOOD LAUGH!!

  38. Witchdog thumb 22

    on 4 February 2013

    Although I have not read this book I would love to read it in the future can anyone tell me about the book!!??

  39. Bellasara 113282

    on 23 January 2013

    I thought it was brill all my friends at school are reading it loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooved it

    5out of 5
  40. Evie 113313

    on 14 January 2013

    absolutely amazing heartfelt and funny a spectacular enjoyable heart- warming book the makes you cry (with laughter and sadness) best David walliams book so far he has a gift for story writing

    5out of 5
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    on 10 January 2013

    This has to be one of the best David walliams book ever!! It’s hilarious and sad a the same time. When reading, you really get to know one of the main characters, Zoe, and find out what its like to be her and how lucky we are to have all the things we have in life, it really sends a message to us all. Its a heart touching magical book which should leave you at the end in tears. Well done David Walliams!!!