Kid’s Book Review: The Luckiest Kid in the World

Kid’s Book Review: The Luckiest Kid in the World

About the Book and Author

Readers aged 8-11 years who like funny stories in a contemporary setting will enjoy this book by Danny Wallace. It is illustrated by Gemma Correll and has glittery foil letters on the front cover.

Joe Smith is average in every way. He is average height. He lives in an average town, on an average street, in an average house, with a very average family. But when a survey identifies him as the most average kid in the country – well that makes him very special indeed. Suddenly, everyone wants Joe to test out their latest products. Overnight he is sent mountains of gifts, so that must make him the luckiest kid in the world, right??

The Luckiest Kid in the World COVER
Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace is an award-winning writer who’s done lots of silly things. He’s been a quiz show host. A character in a video game. He’s made TV shows about monkeys, robots, and starting his own country. He has written lots of books for grown ups, in which he uses words like ‘invidious’, and he pretends he knows what they mean but he doesn’t. He thinks you’re terrific. Danny’s first book for children, Hamish and the Worldstoppers, was the first in a bestselling series, and in 2021 we reviewed The Day the Screens Went Blank.

To discover more funny stories by this author we suggest you visit his publisher’s website: Simon & Schuster 

Book Review

it shows that we can all be different

Joe Smith is an ordinary boy who is so average he becomes famous for it! He is surprised to step outside his house to discover TV crews and reporters waiting to film and interview him.

One day he meets Mr Albert who owns an App. At the beginning they weren’t friends but when they get to understand each other better their friendship grows.

I like the illustrations in this funny book. I enjoyed reading it because it shows that we can all be different.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Esther
  • Age: 8 years
  • Likes: Lego, swimming and reading
  • Dislikes: When my big brother does not play with me
  • Favourite Book (when I was little): Hairy Maclary by Lyndsey Dodd
  • Favourite Film: Home Alone 2
  • Favourite Song: Dance Monkey by Tones and I