Dexter Procter the 10-Year-Old Doctor

Dexter Procter the 10-Year-Old Doctor


It was clear from an early age that Dexter Procter was different.

He started speaking at four seconds old. By the age of three, he had 87 A-levels, from Afrikaans to Zoology.

And by ten, he was working as a paediatrician at Lilydale General Hospital.

Despite a loving but annoying family and a couple of good friends (Rupi and Otto), Dexter’s always struggled to fit in. Add to this a mortal enemy (Dr Drake) and a major problem at his old school (all the teachers struck down with awful diarrhoea) – will Dexter be able to save his job, save the school and find his place in the world? (Spoiler alert: yes!)

A laugh-out-loud new series about the world's youngest doctor from the record-breaking Adam Kay and Henry Paker.

'Original, very funny, ultra-informative - and children will love all the disgusting parts.’ Jacqueline Wilson

'If laughter truly is the best medicine, book this hilarious appointment with Dr Proctor immediately.' David Baddiel


  • Original, very funny, ultra-informative - and children will love all the disgusting parts.
    Jacqueline Wilson

About the authors

Adam Kay

Adam Kay is a former doctor who has written five million books and sold seven copies. No, hang on – he’s written seven books and sold five million copies. His debut book, This is Going to Hurt, is a literary sensation: a Sunday Times number one bestseller for over a year, winning a record-breaking four National Book Awards and selling over 3 million copies. Kay adapted This is Going to Hurt as a BAFTA-winning comedy-drama series for the BBC. Adam Kay’s children’s books have been translated into 29 languages and sold over 750,000 copies, making him one of the UK’s bestselling children’s authors. Kay’s Anatomy became the fastest-selling children’s general non-fiction hardback of the decade. His first picture book Amy Gets Eaten was published in 2023. His first children’s fiction hardback, Dexter Procter the Ten-Year-Old Doctor will be published in Autumn 2024.
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Henry Paker (Illustrator)

Henry Paker was once a little boy who did silly doodles in the margins of books. Now he is a grown man who does silly doodles in the middle of books. He is an award-winning comedian, writer and illustrator. He co-writes and performs in the Radio 4 sitcom ReincarNathan and co-hosts the Three Bean Salad podcast. Henry has illustrated all of Adam Kay's children's books.
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