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Dennis was different.

Why was he different, you ask?

Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book…

Surprising and hilarious, The Boy in the Dress is the amazing first book from David Walliams. Guaranteed to touch the hearts (and funny bones) of everyone!

Brilliantly illustrated by the much-beloved Sir Quentin Blake.


The Boy in the Dress is available now in paperback, hardback, audio download and ebook.


Find Your Local Bookshop, or buy online at:

HarperCollins UKWaterstones | Amazon UK  | WH Smith | Tesco


HarperCollins AUS | Dymocks | Boomerang Books | Booktopia | BookWorld

New Zealand:

Mighty Ape


Amazon CAIndigo

South Africa:

Exclusive Books | Book Live

The Boy in the Dress

Critical Acclaim

  • “Well written, funny, touching”


  • “I fell in love with this book just after a few pages”

    Lucy, aged 10

  • “A passionate celebration of individuality”

    The Telegraph

  • “It is funny and not like anything I have ever read before”

    Ottilie, aged 8

Check out the trailer for The Boy in the Dress below!

Ottilie, aged 8

Listen to an extract from The Boy in the Dress below, hilariously read by David Walliams!

Ottilie, aged 8