The Worst Sleepover in the World

By Sophie Dahl
Illustrated by Luciano Lozano

A playful story exploring the hilarious complications of first friendships, from an exciting new voice in children's literature.

Ramona is having her best friend Gracie to stay the night. It’s their first ever sleepover and she wants to make a den, read stories, dance like a wild thing, stay up all night and have a midnight feast. It'll be the BEST SLEEPOVER IN HISTORY. But nothing quite goes to plan. Will Gracie, Ramona and her little sister Ruby be able to solve their problems and still be friends in the morning?

  • Cleverly explores the joys, pains and plights of first friendships, in a way both children and parents will relate to.
  • Builds on the success of Sophie's first children's book, Madame Badobedah, which was selected as a Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year and has sold over 12k copies in the UK TCM. The Daily Mail said: "this quirky, imaginative story is a delight".
  • Sophie Dahl is an internationally bestselling novelist, cookery writer and columnist, with a strong platform.

About the author

Sophie Dahl is the bestselling author of four books for adults, and two for children. She is a monthly columnist at House & Garden magazine, and has written essays for Vogue, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and Conde Nast Traveller. She has served as a judge on the Orange Prize for Fiction, and Vogue’s Young Talent contest and is an ambassador for Place 2 Be. Sophie lives in the countryside with her family, rescue dog, cats and tortoise. She won an award when she was five for being her swimming club's "Most Enthusiastic Swimmer".

About the illustrator

Luciano Lozano studied an MA in Illustration at EINA, Barcelona and he has lived there ever since. His children’s books include Boys Dance, Diana Dances, Mayhem at the Museum, The Sun Shines Everywhere, Operation Alphabet and I (Don't) Like Snakes by Nicola Davies. His art is also regularly seen in newspapers and magazines worldwide. See more of Luciano’s work at and follow him on Instagram at @ilustrista.

ISBN: 9781406384413
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 6, 2021
Dimensions: 260 x 215mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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