'Very funny, very touching, very truthful - a total delight
to read.' Jacqueline Wilson
'Amazing' Noel Fielding
A laugh-out-loud, against-all-odds triumph of a story:
the funniest debut of 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD
SELECTED FOR THE 2022 READ FOR EMPATHY COLLECTION
Billy Plimpton is an eleven-year-old boy with a big
He wants to be a stand-up comedian when he grows up: delivering
pinpoint punch-lines and having audiences hang on his every hilarious
A tough career for anyone, but surely impossible for Billy, who
has a stammer. How will he find his voice, if his voice won't let
The idea for this story came from Helen Rutter's son, who has
a stammer: she wanted to write the book that he would love to read,
starring a child like him.
Praise for The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh
'This incredibly debut tugs at your heartstrings and makes you
laugh out loud in equal measure. I guarantee you'll be cheering
along in the final pages!' Lisa Thompson
'It's Wonder with one-liners.' Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher
'As warm and wise as it is funny.' Shappi Khorsandi
'A laugh out loud story, the like of which I've never read before.'
'This book is a great way of showing children how to be confident
and winners by having a sense of humour and making others laugh.'
Baroness Floella Benjamin
'This book is brilliant. It is funny, wise, kind and exciting.'
'So funny and joyful.' Rachel Parris