Madame Badobedah

Madame Badobedah

4.4 (22 ratings by Goodreads)
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A timeless story celebrating friendship and imagination, from an exciting new voice in children's literature.

Mabel lives with her parents in The Mermaid Hotel, by the sea. Mabel likes to keep an eye on the comings and goings of all the guests. Then one day a particularly in-ter-est-ing old lady comes to stay. There is something very suspicious about her, with her growly voice and her heavy trunks and her beady-eyed tortoise. And why does no one know her REAL name? There can only be one answer, Mabel decides ... this guest is a SUPERVILLAIN.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 56 pages
  • 220 x 300 x 12mm | 525g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406384402
  • 9781406384406
  • 829

Review quote

...visit a seaside B&B in Sophie Dahl's Madame Badobedah (Walker), illustrated with airy, light-hearted charm by Lauren O'Hara. Mettlesome Mabel encounters a suspicious guest: a flamboyant old lady with piles of fascinating luggage, toffee-apple-red hair and rude, secretive manners. Is she right to guess that Madam Badobedah is a super-villain? This longer-form picture book, tapping astutely into the imaginative life of an adventurous child, is lovely both to read and to listen to. -- Imogen Russell Williams * The Guardian *'s swashbuckling and mysterious whilst still being very easy to follow. I can't recommend it enough as a gift for a godchild or a niece or nephew, it's a beautiful, beautiful kids' book and I hope to read lots more of Madame Badobedah * Dolly Alderton, The High Low podcast * It is a splendidly entertaining story, just right for younger readers who are launching out into a larger text, and Lauren O'Hara has responded to it with huge dash and imagination. * Shirley Hughes * Dahl's granddaughter makes her children's debut with this gentle tale... "I really hate bitter books, and bitter people," Sophie Dahl has said. There is no bitterness here, and nothing too revolting - but there is plenty of charm. * The Daily Telegraph * ...this quirky, imaginative story is a delight... Vividly illustrated, this is a witty and gently moving debut. * The Daily Mail *
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22 ratings
4.4 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (8)
3 5% (1)
2 5% (1)
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