Hot on the heels of his blackface backlash, David Walliams’ children’s books are the latest bit of culture to be placed under the microscope.
Some of his critics are saying that the stories are too problematic to subject young kids to – but, in fairness to Walliams, he seems to be doing more than most to stop children from actually reading any of them.
Walliams was approached by a literacy charity not too long ago to see if he would do something for the 100 or so children who completed their reading programme that year. He said he wouldn’t have the time to record a video message, but would send the kids a book of his instead.
Which he did.
One book. For a hundred kids to share.