A British Diary of a Wimpy Kid, featuring Dermot, an overweight eleven-year-old. Hilariously funny and insightful.
Dermot Milligan's got problems. He's overweight and hooked on donuts. He has a pushy, over-achieving mother, and a father who spends all his time hiding in the loo. His sisters, Ruby and Ella (known as Rubella) attack him relentlessly from the opposite directions of Chav and Goth. And now, he's being sent to a nutritionist, Doctor Morlock, who looks like a Dementor from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
This diary is Doc Morlock's idea. Not only does Dermot have to write down how many donuts he eats, but also - and this is the really rubbish part - he has to talk about HIS FEELINGS! But things are about to get even worse - he's being separated from his friends and sent to St Michael's, a posh school where he just knows he's going to stick out like a sore thumb. A sore thumb with a weight problem . . .
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Laugh-out-loud funny . . . Just the thing to make the childish (of any age) laugh - The Sunday Times
Easy and plaintive and very funny, and if you're determined to give the young boy in your life a book in his stocking this year, well this might be one he'd actually thank you for - Independent on Sunday
A warm, witty and inspiring tale . . . This is a fine and funny pre-teens book with some lovely zany illustrations by David Tazzyman - Daily Telegraph
A deliciously funny tales of a kid with a super sweet tooth. Perfect for boys and girls, with laughs and fun galore - The Sun
Dermot's diaries are very revealing as he tells all in hilarious and embarrassing detail - Love Reading 4 Kids
A great read . . . Funny and full of ideas - Active Dad
This book is brilliant for all those who want to laugh out loud . . . This diary has it all including brilliant illustrations - Scribbler Magazine
I give this 10/10 (I might not have entirely enjoyed the boy humour but it was well written, suited the style of the book which addresses serious issues with a smile) - Nayu's Reading Corner
Dermot's voice is blunt and hilarious, exactly what you'd expect from a boy of his age . . . The Donut Diaries is the perfect book for readers aged 9+, especially those who will soon be starting big school themselves - Wondrous Reads
A hilarious diary which will have the reader chuckling as events unfold - and empathising with Dermot as he shares anguishes common to many near-teenage boys - Parents In Touch
This is the funniest book I have ever read, I can't wait until the next book in the series. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a little laugh - Guardian Children's Review
Funny and sweet in equal measure and I thoroughly enjoyed it - Writing from the Tub
A new twist to the diary genre - Irish Independent
Like a donut, this book is somehow sweet and disgusting at the same time. Oh, and it's very funny too! -
It's very much that wet sloppy fart kind of humour. Your kids will absolutely love this book. It's a great 'next step up' the reading ladder - bfkbooks
Dermot Milligan is eleven, obese and about to start at Big School. He's a big fan of The Lord of the Rings, and he hates his evil sisters, Ruby and Ella (Rubella). His all-time favourite donut is the classic ring, but he's also very keen on jam.