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Not got a billion pounds? Or even a million? Cheer up! If you’ve got good friends and this book to read, you’ve got life sorted. Joe is rich. Very rich. The wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. He has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion reasons, in fact. Like: his own bowling alley. His own cinema. Even his own orangutan butler. Jealous yet? Don’t be. Joe has absolutely everything money can buy. But there’s one huge thing missing: a friend…

  • The third book by the amazing David Walliams
  • Screened on BBC TV for Christmas 2015
  • Full of humour and heart, with a touching message
  • Illustrated by top children’s artist Tony Ross

“A triumphant mix of wit and warmth.” Telegraph

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Catalogue number

5174 in Rewards Catalogue 2017/18

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780007371082

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books

Date published

June 1st, 2011

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AR book level: 4.1; Middle years; 4.0 points

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  • 240 pages
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  1. Avatar cleopatra 761742

    ABOOKFAN
    on 24 June 2017

    Really funny one of Walliams best novels!

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    srjbooklover812010
    on 5 June 2017

    I have watched the TV show of it and I liked it but it was a little bit sad at times!! 😥😢😪😓

    4out of 5
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    SparklyRainbow100
    on 16 April 2016

    Billionaire Boy is really funny and i enjoyed reading it

    4out of 5
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    foreverdogs
    on 10 April 2016

    I loved reading this book . It was hilarious 😄 l highly recommend .

    5out of 5
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    Jasmine-1602
    on 28 March 2016

    The book is about a billionaire boy! I loved it read it ready got through it quick so many amazing story’s so thanks to David walliams who is the author that wrote the book. I like his books. Got spall of them he’s very funny I think he’s got a sense of humour.

    By Jasmine 1602

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    Stargirl12345
    on 4 March 2016

    i liked it

    4out of 5
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    Sarafina
    on 15 February 2016

    Goof book,lots of lessons on how not to be as a human being.

    4out of 5
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    Kittycat1
    on 3 December 2015

    I loved this book is was amazing.

    5out of 5
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    DocMcStuffins06
    on 29 October 2015

    Heart – warming.best book in the world.Also heart breaking in some parts.Loved it.

    5out of 5
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    mimsarna
    on 27 October 2015

    This book is rather interesting, plus I have read it once already and I have it on my bookcase. My brother has also read it twice and I can’t remember most of it.

    4out of 5
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    meggsworld
    on 20 September 2015

    this book is cool and awsome and it shows that being rich is not the best thing ever having a best friend is better

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    Billionairebookworm
    on 8 August 2015

    I completely love this book. It is so funny !!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
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    bookmad3
    on 12 May 2015

    Billionaire boy is really fantastic. I really loved this book!

    5out of 5
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    Snowy0142
    on 23 February 2015

    This book is completely amazing I wish I had money like Joe spud even though some of it is upsetting this is good I go to secondary school and this is the top of the gossip list so that must be good

    5out of 5
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    Sradia11
    on 8 February 2015

    joe spud the billionaire boy loses his freind because of money his girl freind is from a advert about soup and she is paid by joes dad to go to joes school and make her his girlfriend really weird and fat joe oly had one freind bob who he lost because of money and his richness you really really really really really really really really should read this a must read book

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    Annallina
    on 2 January 2015

    As usual David Walliams has created a wonder for children and always does its a must have book for 7+

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    tickton17
    on 2 December 2014

    it is comedy and funny. I like David Walliams

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    lolacolastar
    on 10 September 2014

    SO inspiring and funning even though i go to secondry and wear full on make up i love it!!

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    primrosescott
    on 3 June 2014

    realy good book one of the best

    5out of 5
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    Pianoanimal123
    on 15 April 2014

    Totally awesome!

    5out of 5
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    Jacquelinewilson677
    on 10 March 2014

    Meet Joe Spud,the richest 12-year-old in the world.Joe has everything he could ever want:his own Formula One racing car,a thousand pairs of trainers,even an orang-utan for a butler!Yes,Joe has everything he wants,but there’s just one thing he really needs:a friend…

    5out of 5
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    loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    this is the funniest book on earth but also a bit sad. I would recommend this to anyone really absolutely hilarious!

    5out of 5
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    skulduggerypleasantrules
    on 8 March 2014

    I read this once it funny

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    alibaba4
    on 8 March 2014

    A rich book!

    5out of 5
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    BookMonster57
    on 8 March 2014

    Heart warming.

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    emmi6195
    on 7 March 2014

    I’ve not finished reading this but I cant wait for Joe to make some friends

    5out of 5
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    zippy123
    on 7 March 2014

    Good book a definite read for all :)

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    yixuan10
    on 7 March 2014

    about a boy who is rich but does not have any freinds

    5out of 5
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    Spidergirl
    on 6 March 2014

    it so great

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    bookaholic202
    on 6 March 2014

    all about how money cant buy you happiness.

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    wobblybob
    on 6 March 2014

    A class book! Nothing less than I expected, David Walliam’s a great author

    5out of 5
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    jassenhazz99
    on 6 March 2014

    This has got to be my favorite David Walliams books its the second book I read out of them all and I love the story line and characters

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    Oman-bookworm
    on 6 March 2014

    Moving and funny but sort of real. I LOVE IT!!!!!!

    5out of 5
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    Celine1
    on 5 March 2014

    Love this book so much it’s so good and funny and very touching lovely story altogether

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    Robotron40
    on 5 March 2014

    Billionaire Boy is one of the funniest books I have ever read. Not a surprise, really, because it’s from David Walliams. My favourite character is Raj, the news agent, because his ‘amazing’ deals are very humorous.

    5out of 5
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    Prisoner01
    on 4 March 2014

    This book, like all David Walliams’ books, was really funny, but with a serious meaning behind it, like this book goes to show that money can’t buy everything.

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    Cheerforevers
    on 4 March 2014

    this book has a good life lesson.

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    wimpykid16
    on 23 February 2014

    I got this for xmas 2013 and i loved it.It is my second favourite david walliams book,Gangsta Granny is my favourite!

    5out of 5
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    roseyclo
    on 5 February 2014

    very good!

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    masterreader1520
    on 18 January 2014

    It was awsome and jaw dropping of how much money he had and it me=ade my imagenation come to life.

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    jefftime
    on 24 December 2013

    This hilarious book is about a rich boy who tries to find a friend.

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    Chloerocks11
    on 23 December 2013

    Theres only one word to describe this book : EPIC!!!!

    5out of 5
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    Dolciedeen21
    on 14 December 2013

    I love this book so much along with all the other books of David Walliams such as: Mr.stink Ratburger Gangsta Granny and lots more but love this book especially read it more that 4 times.

    5out of 5
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    booklover84
    on 3 November 2013

    I really enjoyed reading this book. It made me think about my life and if I have ever made a mistake like Joe did. I hope that I never in my life have problems with my family and friends. I would rate this book five stars.

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    Rory6543182
    on 18 October 2013

    I think this boy is very good.I personally give it a 4/5 stars. Find out more facts in this fabulous book.

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    anne314
    on 14 October 2013

    Loved this book! I would recommend it to anyone who would want a laugh!

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    BabyPenguin
    on 2 October 2013

    It was hilarious! I enjoyed it a lot.

    4out of 5
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    doodlemaster
    on 11 April 2013

    it was sooo funny i loved it

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    rockstar101
    on 8 March 2013

    good book

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    supercoolcharm
    on 8 March 2013

    A wonderful book, great fun for reading!!

    5out of 5
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    fiery75orange
    on 7 March 2013

    I love it

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    ninjastickman
    on 6 March 2013

    This book is an amazing story about a spoilt kid called Joe Spud and he’s got everything except from one thing and that’s friends! He decides to go to a normal school but his secret about being a billionaire doesn’t last long! I recommend this book to an age range of 8-12

    5out of 5
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    Helloioioi
    on 6 March 2013

    I loved this book as Joe’s dad was the richest man ever and he would give anything for his son

    5out of 5
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    Paradise56
    on 5 March 2013

    Had fun reading this book found it interesting

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    pawprint2
    on 5 March 2013

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny

    5out of 5
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    Hi23
    on 5 March 2013

    I wish I could be him ,great book

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    rahul2313
    on 5 March 2013

    the coolest book ever verry funny

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    Smellyelle
    on 4 March 2013

    David walliams is a grey author. This is very funny and clever. Not my fav but very good.

    4out of 5
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    TwilightTeamEdward
    on 4 March 2013

    this is super funny. I couldn’t stop laughing.

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    stewie1027
    on 4 March 2013

    it was amazing wow!

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    TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 4 March 2013

    The main character in this book is Joe Spud, son of gazillionaire Len Spud, who made millions by….well, making loo roll. Joe is ridiculously spoilt and even has his own Formula One life-sized car and race track in his back garden, and even en-suite bathrooms that have en-suites that have en-suites! It’s not all fun and games though. Think he has everything? Nope. He just wants one simple thing; a friend.

    This book is hilarious and fun, yet still manages to give out the message that money just doesn’t buy you happiness. Through reading this book, you can tell David Walliams is a naturally funny person, perhaps more so through writing rather than on TV.

    The ideas in this book are imaginative, funny and ridiculous, which is exactly what makes the book great!

    Billionaire Boy is aimed at slightly younger children, but I think anyone would enjoy this! For children or even the children-at-heart. And adults who are fans of David Walliams’s TV comedies! I give this a rating of 5/5. It’s a brilliant book!!

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    lmdrld
    on 4 March 2013

    Loved it

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    BookLover73
    on 27 February 2013

    I’m reading this book from my library in my class at school and it’s reaally funny!!! I would reccomend this book to people who love a bit of laughter.

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    Fifi44
    on 14 January 2013

    really funny, I like the stuff like the school dinner menu and names you don’t want if you want to be a teacher · Sue doukou · Peter bread

    example:
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    Emster123
    on 10 January 2013

    I love this book so much!!! It’s funny and heart warming but it also sends a message to us all, rich or poor, it tells us that even if your rich, the money doesn’t matter, it’s whether you are happy or not and what people really think of you, for who you are. I would recommend this book to anyone!!

    5out of 5
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    Lucy099242
    on 28 November 2012

    Great book in the middle of it right now, all about a boy called Joe who has everything he could ever wish for including “2” crocodiles but the only thing money cant buy is a friend! When Joe quits his POSH school he joins a ordinary school. Will he ever find a REAL friend?

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    booklover-2004
    on 16 November 2012

    I think this book is amazing and hilarious and i recomend it and i would know he is one of my favourite authors.

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    melone08
    on 6 November 2012

    Amazingly funny and i advise you to read other david walliam books

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    WimpyKidFanatic
    on 3 November 2012

    An awesome book 5/5!

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    Elsiebells
    on 3 November 2012

    I want to read this

    4out of 5
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    poola
    on 1 November 2012

    This is one of the best books ever i would reccomend it to boys or girls aged 6 – 16 !!!!!!

    5out of 5
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    racoon5
    on 21 September 2012

    I have all of David Walliams children books he is awazing so are they but this is my favourite!! <3

    5out of 5
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    mizard11
    on 29 August 2012

    outsanding, this book left me speechless!

    5out of 5
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    Feets09
    on 28 July 2012

    My all time favourite book. Hilarious so realistic. People need to read this. Why wasn’t David Walliams discovered earlier. Amy xx

    5out of 5
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    davidsbell
    on 23 June 2012

    okay i dont really like books with comedy in it not for me

    2out of 5
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    lemonade123
    on 12 May 2012

    All my friends are like “read billionare boy” i will! lol ;D

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    diaryofawimpykid16
    on 3 May 2012

    Where ever i look everyone is passing this around.

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    astonvilla78
    on 20 April 2012

    i ABSOULOUTLY loved it

    it was amazing

    5out of 5
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    farm2001
    on 29 March 2012

    I liked this book because it was really funny. Joe has everything he ever wanted and then his life gets complicated. My favourite part was when I found out he had his own orang-utan for a butler! I would recommend this book to everyone, you won’t be able to put it down!

    5out of 5
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    kylerocks344
    on 22 March 2012

    Its dead funny,a little sad at somepoints…

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    Mills1
    on 13 March 2012

    I think this is a funny book and is suitable for any age.it’s about a boy called Joe who’s father is very rich and has everything he’s ever wanted except one thing. A friend!

    4out of 5
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    bluebasher123
    on 10 March 2012

    a brill book for any age!

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    smileitsfriday
    on 5 March 2012

    The bumfresh boy! Lauren was nice at first, I felt bad for joe when he found out! * * * * *

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    kool-ks
    on 1 March 2012

    This book is awesome whether you are 9 or 99 it is great for everyone. It isn’t like any of other books that try not to say words that are considered rude in school and it is quite much of a book that breaks the rules. it is absolute fantabulisticsomely great!

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    kola5689
    on 1 March 2012

    This book is hilarous and quite touching, it’s hilarous me and my friends were literally rolling on the floor. Billionare Boy is about a boy who dads a billionaire but although that they can get WHATEVER the young boy sadly does not have ONE single friend! I won’t say to much just in case I spoil the story for you. Must read

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    Flissy22
    on 1 March 2012

    I love all david walliams books i have read them all and think they are ace, if you haven’t read them you are rely missing out!!

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    aeroaeromonkey
    on 1 March 2012

    Really good.

    4out of 5
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    indigobeam
    on 1 March 2012

    I found this book funny and very good, but I found it quite childish and unrealistic in parts – it is for a young age group, but it was a light and funny read, which is great for younger readers wanting comedy, fun and a little bit of real life, this book is good.

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    Bromdon
    on 26 February 2012

    This book is very funny and I would highly recommend it

    5out of 5
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    HOTPOT
    on 5 November 2011

    a great read,a must read,another truly brillIant adventure by David walliams

    4out of 5
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    ef42
    on 19 September 2011

    Amazingly funny!!!!!

    5out of 5
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    charley29
    on 29 August 2011

    Its amazing I loved it!

    5out of 5
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    migit1
    on 8 August 2011

    it was brill! go billionaire Boy!!!!!!

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    Cutie550
    on 3 August 2011

    THIS BOOK IS AMAZING YOU SHOULD GO AND BUT IT IT GRIPS YOU IN ON EVERY SINGLE PAGE!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
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    rachellen1
    on 5 July 2011

    brilliant book

    5out of 5
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    GregHeffley86
    on 16 June 2011

    I thought this book was fantastic and it was good that it was quite long. I would love to live in Joe Spud’s house!

    5out of 5
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    Megan11
    on 13 June 2011

    On the Scholastic Book Club Website, I read the Look Inside on it, and for the first twenty-odd pages,I really enjoyed reading the book.I wish I could have read more of the book to find out what happened, but it was the end of the Look Inside.A fantastic joy to read.Recommended for ages 9+ to get some of the jokes and read some of the words.Hope I can buy it myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
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    Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 31 May 2011

    Billionare Boy is a book about a boy who is rich and lonley but then his life turns around for the better. The characters were very adventurous also the book made me laugh a lot I would definatly reccomend the book to children aged 9 – 12 for both girls and boys. I think the genre was funny because there were humourous characters.

    Jasmine, aged 10

    Billionaire Boy is a fast paced, exciting book. It is about, well as you can tell from the title, a boy who’s father is a billionaire. Full of comedy and schoolteachers and chocolate, this book is a great read for all ages. But don’t forget to spend your billion pound note wisely.

    George, age 12

    5out of 5