Humour resides in the writing of David Walliams. He is able to ingeniously address difficult issues in a way that is relatable and appropriate for young children. Coupled with the signature illustrations of Tony Ross, valuable lessons in caring for one another, friendship and teamwork is demonstrated throughout The Midnight Gang.

The Midnight Gang tells the story of the exciting adventures of children admitted to hospital for various medical conditions.

This book exposes children to the realities of health and disease in other children like themselves. More importantly, it highlights that despite unfortunate circumstances, we can make the most of negative situations and endeavour to live a better quality of life.

I would recommend this book for children in primary school aged 7+.