The Baddies


ISBN 9780702303517
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
Format Hardback | 32 pages
Date Published 01 Sep 2022




“Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are the Lennon and McCartney
of children’s publishing” Sunday Times

brand-new picture book from superstar author and illustrator
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is a riot of slapstick
fun and silliness.
‘[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

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.

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 Highway Rat – all of which have been made into
animated films premiering on BBC1 Christmas Day.

The Smeds and the Smoos is on BBC One at Christmas
with voice artists including Bill Bailey (comedian and
Strictly winner), Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton), Sally Hawkins (Paddington
movies) and Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacey).

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