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HarperCollins is delighted to announce that The World's Worst Pets will publish on 28 April 2022 in TPB (9780008499778 | £12.99) and HB (9780008305802 | £14.99). The collection of ten cautionary tales will be illustrated in full colour by Adam Stower, who has collaborated with David on his two most recent picture books, Little Monsters (2020) and Marmalade (2022).
The World's Worst Pets is the sixth book in The World's Worst series, among the most successful story collections published for children. Over six million copies of the series, which includes The World's Worst Children, The World's Worst Teachers and The World's Worst Parents, have been sold worldwide, and now readers will delight in this ludicrously laugh-out-loud collection about pets.
These ten tales of the world's worst pets ever will have children shaking with laughter. You'll never look at pets the same way again! Marvel at Houdini, the magician's rabbit . . . take a trip around the world with Zoom the supersonic tortoise . . . gasp at the chaos created by Griselda, a grizzly bear with a big secret . . . and – run for your lives! – it's FURP, the most monstrous goldfish ever. . .
Good pets, mischievous pets, supervillain pets, pets as big as a house, pets that could eat you in one bite and even pets that aren't pets – here are the most hilarious animals around.