The Bad Book


by Andy Griffiths (Author) Terry Denton (Illustrator)

Book Cover for The Bad Book

   Book 1   
Pages: 180

Warning! This book contains nothing but bad stories, bad drawings, bad poems, bad cartoons, and bad riddles about bad characters doing bad things. It is a very, very, very bad book.

Reviews: "Brilliant. Exactly the sort of book children need. It teaches them to think outside the square. It teaches them childishness and creativity...and contains those qualities that move the world forward. Those who oppose it are stultified in their thinking." - Professor John Lidstone, QUT Associate Professor of Education. Also, "It reminds me of my youth when my mates and I couldn't wait to tune into the classic slapstick of Larry, Moe and Curly. Did they inspire us to poke each other's eyes and pull each other's noses? Possibly. Did it make us laugh and turn us on to the classic humour of Abbott and Costello, Buster Keaton and Chaplin? Absolutely! Will The Bad Book inspire more boys to check out authors of similar ilk, including Roald Dahl, Morris Gleitzman and Tim Winton? Certainly. Thank you, Andy Griffiths, for bringing humour into our lives and boys back into my library." - Dean Banova, Primary School Teacher-Librarian.

Recognition: Canberra's Own Outstanding List (COOL) Awards for Section 3 Fiction for Older Readers (2005), Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALA) for Older Readers (2005), Books I Loved Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards for Younger Readers (2005)

Bad Series—Summary and Book Order


Series: Bad
Reading level: 8+
Books in series: 3
Read in order? No
Next release: Finished
Tags: humour  illustrated  cartoon  boys 

 Print series book list

Books in series order


1.   The Bad Book  (2004)
2.   The Very Bad Book  (2010)
+   Killer Koalas From Outer Space  (2011)