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The best children’s authors of 2015 — after David Walliams

Melanie McDonagh’s recommended picture books feature (outside Noah’s Ark) a greedy pig, an Ancient Egyptian crocodile and some practical cats

28 November 2015

9:00 AM

28 November 2015

9:00 AM

The easy way round buying books for children at Christmas is just to get them the latest David Walliams and have done with it. And indeed, Grandpa’s Great Escape (Harper Collins, £12.99), about the sympathetic friendship of a grandfather and grandson, is funny, productive of intergenerational goodwill and spikily illustrated by Tony Ross, though, as my son observed, it’s a pity so many nice people in Walliams’s books end up dead at the end.

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