MMGM: Billionaire Boy

Today’s Operation Story Share gets a solid two paws up! It was originally published in Britain and feels very much like a Roald Dahl story. What is this awesome book? It’s called Billionaire Boy by David Walliams.

Billionaire Boy

Here’s the blurb:

Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe’s rich. Really, really rich. Joe’s got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He’s the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. But Joe isn’t happy. Why not? Because he’s got a billion pounds… and not a single friend. But then someone comes along, someone who likes Joe for Joe, not for his money. The problem is, Joe’s about to learn that when money is involved, nothing is what it seems. The best things in life are free, they say – and if Joe’s not careful, he’s going to lose them all…

This book is FUNNY! Even the acknowledgements nearly made me laugh my whiskers off. And since Mr. Walliams is from the UK, his book is full of British words that are fun to read. Things like pounds instead of dollars, trainers instead of tennis shoes, biscuits instead of cookies, and loo-rolls instead of toilet paper.

Make sure you remember what loo-rolls are, because they are VERY important to this story. You also should know that in England you use loo-rolls to wipe your bum, not your bottom.

And that is all I will say, because you HAVE to read this book and I don’t want to spoil the story for you. What are you waiting for? Hurry! Get your paws on a copy of Billionaire Boy by David Walliams today!

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I am the Professional Mews for Cindy Strandvold, as well as a huge fan of middle-grade books. Which, coincidentally, is the age Cindy writes for.
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5 Responses to MMGM: Billionaire Boy

  1. Akoss says:

    Thanks for the warning about the UK words. I learned something new today and hopefully I will still remember this when I get to read the book too.

  2. Dot says:

    I got it from the library today. The ‘acknowledgement’ pages made me laugh. I can’t imagine what the book itself will be like. The Roald Dahl comparison got my attention.

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