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The Bad Book - Andy Griffiths

Paperback Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780330365000
Number Of Pages: 180
For Ages: 7 - 9 years old

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


Bad Jack Horner
Sat in a corner
Pulling the wings off a fly.
He swore at his mum
Kicked his dad in the bum,
And said 'Oh, what a bad boy am I'.

About the Author

Andy Griffiths is the popular and award-winning author of the Just! series and Bum books. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Melbourne where he likes to scare himself with favourite children's books like Strummelpeter.

Terry Denton has illustrated award-winning books such as The Paw and bestsellers such as the Just! series written by Andy Griffiths. His latest work can be found in his Gasp picture books and Storymaze series. He's also the father of three children and the owner of a back garden burial ground for dead pets.

Good book for my 10 year old son


Good surprise gift for my son who has all the treehouses by same author

Bendigo, AU


How to get an 8 year old to read!


Be warned it is rude and crude, just what every 8 year old wants! If you struggle to get your child to read then this is a winner!!



great for boys


I have given this to my 8yr old son whos not the best reader. He finds it very funny (as it relates to everything that boys find funny)and it keeps him reading which I love.

Northern NSW


My 8 year-old thought this was fantastic


My 8 year-old loved this book and the Very Bad Book. Andy Griffiths just hits the mark for this age group. Thanks to these and other Andy Griffiths books we have a bookworm in the family. Light and easy for him to read; entertaining, a bit naughty, very funny.



The Bad Book is Good


Gets reluctant readers reading. Very popular with boys 8-12.



The Bad Book

4.6 5


ISBN: 9780330365000
ISBN-10: 0330365002
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7 - 9 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: September 2004
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.4  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1

Andy Griffiths

About the Author

Andy Griffiths is one of Australiaâ??s most popular childrenâ??s authors. From his bestselling, award-winning Treehouse seriesâ??now published in more than 30 countriesâ??to the JUST! books (both illustrated by long-time friend and collaborator Terry Denton) and The Day My Bum Went Psycho, Andyâ??s books have captivated and kept Australian kids laughing for more than twenty years.

Andyâ??s books have been New York Times bestsellers, adapted for stage and television and won over 70 Australian childrenâ??s choice awards. Andy, a passionate advocate for literacy, is an ambassador for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and The Pyjama Foundation.

Visit Andy Griffiths's Booktopia Author Page