Ratburger, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country, now available in paperback. From the bestselling author of Gangsta Granny and Demon Dentist comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel - the story of a little girl called Zoe.

Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her.

The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery - mainly by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt's Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it? The clue is in the title... From the author that is being called `a new Roald Dahl', Ratburger is not to be missed!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Humorous
  • ISBN: 9780007453542

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Although I didn't enjoy the humour, I'm certain that it will appeal to some students. Zoe ends up with a pet rat that her stepmother will not let her keep. When she brings it to school and Armitage, the rat, gets discovered, Zoe is suspended. When she arrives home, the man who operates a burger food truck near her school is in her bedroom masquerading as a pest control man. Zoe discovers that he grinds up rats to make the patties and she is determined to save Armitage from such a gruesome death. Students for sure will have difficulty with the many British terms that pop up in the book such as: fags, bop, cardigan, tarmac, bunking off, etc. but other than that it's an easy read. A word of warning - Zoe's dad has lost his job and spends all of his time in the pub. She is neglected and verbally abused by the stepmother so it isn't the happy story that it appears to be by the cover.People who enjoyed Roald Dahl's Matilda will enjoy this book.