"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
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
More praise for The Baddies:
'[The Baddies] is every bit as charming and wonderful and
funny as you'd imagine' Nihal Arthanyake, BBC Radio
'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