The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh ,

‘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

Billy Plimpton is an eleven-year-old boy with a big dream. He wants to be a stand-up comedian when he grows up: delivering pinpoint punch-lines and having audiences hang on his every hilarious word. 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 him speak?

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 incredible 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.’ — Kerry Godliman

‘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.’ — Marcus Brigstocke

‘So funny and joyful.’ — Rachel Parris