The Baddies (PB)


Author: Donaldson, Julia Published 14/09/2023 | Paperback / softback
279 x 250 x 8 | 220g

ISBN: 9780702325069 Category:


‘Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are the Lennon

and McCartney of children’s publishing’ Sunday


This fabulous picture book from superstar author and

illustrator Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is a riot of slapstick

fun and silliness.

The Baddies are the meanest, nastiest ghost, witch and troll in

the land.

They just adore being bad, and fight over who

is the worst.

When a little girl moves into a nearby cottage, the Baddies can’t

wait to scare her out of her wits.

But the little girl quickly shows them that you don’t have to

be big to be brave, and baddies don’t always win.

A brilliant paperback edition for new and old fans alike

Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every

page with lots of details to spot

Julia and Axel are the team that have created picture book favourites

such as The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Zog

and The Smeds and The Smoos – all of which have

been made into animated films premiering on BBC1 Christmas Day

The animated film of Tabby McTat stars

voice artists including Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who) as the narrator,

Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacey) as Fred, Sope Dirisu (Gangs

of London) as Tabby McTat, alongside Cariad Lloyd, Joanna Scanlan

and Susan Wokoma.

Look out for Jonty Gentoo by Julia

Donaldson and Axel Scheffler in 2024.


More praise for The Baddies:

‘[The Baddies] is every bit as charming and wonderful and

funny as you’d imagine’ Nihal Arthanyake, BBC Radio

5 Live

‘A mean ghost, witch and troll try, yet hilariously fail,

to frighten a girl in this brilliant new tale from the superstar

picture book duo’ The Bookseller

‘Keeps little ones grinning and guffawing from the first colour-soaked

page to the last hilarious line of this fresh, funny

and exuberant rhyming story … With Donaldson’s heartwarming, inspirational

messages about being brave and standing up to bullies,

a wise and enchanting story in a rhyme perfectly created for reading

aloud, and Scheffler’s stunning and richly detailed illustrations

providing lots to spot on every page, this is a creative

partnership made in children’s reading heaven!’ Lancashire

Evening Post

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