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Bad Panda

Swapna Haddow
Illustrated by Sheena Dempsey

A brand-new series about a panda who’s fed up of being labelled as cute, from the duo that brought you Dave Pigeon. A guaranteed laugh on every page!

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Are you sick of being utterly adorable?
Tired of being cuddled and hugged?
Fed up of having your head confused for your bottom because you just so happen to be SOOOOPER-DOOOOOPER fluffy?

Lin: If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you’re in the right book.

Everyone thinks that Lin is the cutest panda in the world. So much so that they ship her off to the local zoo, away from her beloved brother, to be ogled at by the masses. But Lin HATES being cute, and now she will do everything in her power to prove that she’s the baddest, meanest, most un-cute animal in the zoo…

Laugh-yourself-out-of-bed hilarious, the first in a new series from the creators of DAVE PIGEON.

Critic Reviews

Hilarious! This panda tries SO HARD to be bad, but it's not easy when everything you do looks adorable. I'd wish her success if her failures weren't so much fun. Sheena Dempsey's wonderfully warm illustrations and comic-strip interludes make for a reading experience full of variety and surprise

Sarah McIntyre, author of The Legend of Kevin and Grumpycorn
Critic Reviews

Another gem from the queens of funny fiction

Michelle Robinson, author of The World Made a Rainbow and Ten Fat Sausages
Critic Reviews

Every bit as fabulously silly and hilarious as you'd hope

Stephanie Burgis, author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart and The Princess Who Flew With Dragons
Critic Reviews

As good as it looks! The illustrations and comic style are brilliant and complement the story perfectly. A brilliant read-aloud book

A. M. Dassu, author of Boy, Everywhere
Critic Reviews

This book is just funny. The text is funny. The illustrations are funny. The characters are warm and funny. And the results are funny. A recommended read that [...] is sure to be a hit

INIS Magazine
Critic Reviews

Silliness aplenty in this uproarious beginning to a potentially addictive new series


Swapna Haddow lives in London with her karate-chopping,swash-buckling son (his words not hers), her thirty-something, age-sensitive husband and Archie the Dog. She spends her time writing, eating cake and making sure her son doesn’t flatten her husband was he attempts to master his human cannonball trick. swapnahaddow.co.uk@swapnahaddow Sheena Dempsey is a children’s author and illustrator. She loves to draw animals,…

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