David Walliams’ books to be given away when kids buy a Happy Meal at McDonald’s.

DAVID WALLIAMS’ books are the latest to be given away when kids buy a Happy Meal at McDonalds.

The Happy Readers scheme offers a free story from David Walliams’ bestselling series, The World’s Worst Children.

 David Walliams began writing children's books in 2008

David Walliams began writing children's books in 2008Credit: Getty - Contributor

Stories include: Vain Valentine, Honey The Hogger, Stacey Superstar, Harry Who Never Ever Did His Homework, Miss Petula Perpetual-Motion and Competitive Colin.

The fast-food chain launched its Happy Readers scheme in 2013, which aims to increase book ownership amongst children and support families reading together.

To date, 70 million books have been distributed since the scheme began.

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Ann-Janine Murtagh, Executive Publisher at HarperCollins Children’s Books said: "As part of HarperCollins ongoing commitment to literacy it is wonderful to be reaching an even bigger audience of new readers with these special Happy Reader editions of David’s bestselling series.

“David’s stories are perfect for shared family entertainment and we very much hope this will demonstrate the pleasure and fun that reading can bring.”

 Each Happy Meal will come with a free story by the author and comedian as part of the fast-food chain's Happy Readers scheme

Each Happy Meal will come with a free story by the author and comedian as part of the fast-food chain's Happy Readers schemeCredit: McDonalds

 A number of different book titles will be on offer inside the children's meals

A number of different book titles will be on offer inside the children's mealsCredit: PA:Press Association



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