The Baddies


by Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel | Children’s, Teenage & educational
Published 01/09/2022 by Scholastic (Alison Green Books) in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 32 pages

ISBN: 9780702303517 Category:


‘Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are the Lennon and

McCartney of children’s publishing’ Sunday Times

The brand-new 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.

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 animation debuted on BBC1 Christmas

2022 with voice artists including Bill Bailey (comedian

and Strictly winner), Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton), Sally Hawkins (Paddington

movies) and Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacey).


‘[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


Additional information

Weight 0.558 kg