Kinney leapfrogs Walliams in World Book Day bonanza

Kinney leapfrogs Walliams in World Book Day bonanza

Jeff Kinney’s £1 World Book Day title Diary of Greg Heffley’s Best Friend (Puffin) has swiped the UK Official Top 50 number one spot from David Walliams’ Fing (HarperCollins), shifting 72,782 copies through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market. At 72,782 copies, this is the second-highest volume for a World Book Day number one since 2006, when 81,281 copies of Daisy Meadows’ Hannah the Happy Ever After Fairy (Orchard) were picked by readers—in the last 13 years, only Walliams’ Blob, for the event’s 20th anniversary, has shifted more for the week of World Book Day. 

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