Bad Panda

Bad Panda'

Selected for

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-out-loud hilarious, the first in a new series from the creators of Dave Pigeon.

‘Misunderstandings, slapstick, and giant poo…what more could a young reader want?’ – Kirkus Review

‘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

‘Another gem from the queens of funny fiction’ – Michelle Robinson

‘Super-funny young fiction’ – The Bookseller

CIBA 2023 Awards
Winner of
Coventry Inspiration Book Awards:
Telling Tales 2023

Alligator's Award
Shortlisted for
The Alligator’s Mouth Award 2022

Blue Peter Book Awards 2022
Longlisted for
Blue Peter Book Awards 2022

BookTrust book buzz
Selected for
BookTrust’s Bookbuzz Reading Programme 2022

BookTrust's Great Book Guide
Selected for
BookTrust’s Great Books Guide 2022

Best Children's Books
Shortlisted for
Books for Topics Books of the Year
December 2021

50 Best Children's Books
The Irish Independent’s Fifty Best Children’s Books of the Year
December 2021

Discover Story Centre Book of the Month
Discover Children’s Story Centre ‘Book of the Month’
August 2021

BookTrust's Great Book Guide
BookTrust’s ‘Book of the Day’
August 2021

The Guardian Children's Books of the Month
The Guardian ‘Children’s Books of the Month’
June 2021