Manfred the Baddie by John Fardell

Manfred the Baddie

Written by John Fardell
Illustrated by


Manfred the Baddie by John Fardell

Kidnapping inventors, stealing from art museums, conducting acts of piracy on the high seas. Will Manfred ever learn his lesson? He is even nasty to his own henchmen! John Fardell's inventive story and richly detailed artwork combine to make an exciting, hilarious book that children will want to read time and time again.


'Children will delight in the quirky drawings and love the ending. A classic in the making'

. * Sun * 'A wonderful picture book for pre-schoolers

. * Independent on Sunday * 'A lightning-paced, skilfully streamlined caper...Demonstrating a sure hand at fantasy, adventure and suspense

. * Publisher's Weekly * 'The pace never slows...told with an abundance of realistic detail...This is a wonderful piece of escapism

. * Daily Telegraph * 'Laugh aloud funny...will repay reading time and time again

. * Bookbag * 'A gloriously colourful adventure

. * Scotland on Sunday *

About the Author

John Fardell
John Fardell works as a freelance cartoonist, illustrator, designer and puppeteer. A regular contributor to Viz (he is the creator of The Modern Parents and The Critics amongst others), his work has also appeared in the Independent, the Evening Standard, the New Statesman, the Glasgow Herald and The List. He is married with two boys and lives in Edinburgh.

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Book Info


32 pages


John Fardell
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Quercus Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

6th August 2009



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