I was a bit reluctant to read this to start with, as David Walliams is a TV personality, and I think that sometimes famous people have their books published a bit too easily (there once was a pop star called Madonna...). However, because one of his newer books (Gangsta Granny) has been nominated for a prize, I thought I would give it a try. And I'm really glad I did because it's fantastic!!
The story is about a perfectly normal boy who one day, in order to impress a girl, goes to school wearing a dress. Everything is going well, until he falls in the playground...and all is revealed.
I enjoyed this book so much, I actually read it in one evening. It's funny, sad in places and very easy to read. The book is written in a style quite similar to Roald Dahl, with lots of 'Now reader, let's see what happens next...' type comments, but if you are going to base your style on anyone, I suppose Roald Dahl would be the ideal person.
I am now half-way through another David Walliams book, Mr Stink and I am enjoying this one just as much. He has four or five books out now, so I suggest you try and track them down.