Bad Panda: The Cake Escape

Publisher: Faber

Meet Lin. She’s a bad panda. She lives in the zoo with her friends Fu, also a panda, and Malo, a monkey. After a fun banana-throwing competition, Fu is nowhere to be found and Lin soon realises that he’s missing. At the same time, there are rumours of a terrible child visiting the zoo. And not just any terrible child – Billion McDingle-Waddlington, the most fearful child of all.

The very rich and spoilt Billion loves animals. As long as they’re dead and stuffed. He has a house full of tiger rugs, with stag heads on the wall. And now he might have kidnapped Fu!

Lin, Malo and their new small raccoon friend must follow the clues and rescue Fu. And so begins a funny and silly adventure that will have children giggling for ages.  

Like the first in the series, Bad Panda, this book has widely spaced text, font that’s been chosen to support reading, and distinctive red/grey illustrations, all of which will appeal to newly confident readers. It is easy to understand what’s going on, even if you haven’t read the first book – and you’re going to want to read everything by Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey after you’ve read this. It’s a brilliantly funny read.

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