Penny Dreadful Cooks Up a Calamity

‘My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The Dreadful bit is my dad’s JOKE. But I do not mean to be dreadful – in fact I am actually trying to turn over a new leaf… You see, sawing Bridget Grimes in half for the school show was supposed to be a GOOD THING. And I didn’t mean to get up to any SHENANIGANS on the school trip – it’s not my fault I was CURSED by a mummy. Plus I worked extra-especially hard on the CAKE OF DREAMS for Mum’s birthday… but somehow it still turned into a HUGE calamity.’


‘I’m a big fan of this laugh-out-loud series from the brilliant Nadin. The incorrigible Penny has the appeal of Lauren Child’s Lola – with a strong dose of Horrid Henry – and absolutely deserved her Roald Dahl funny prize shortlisting.’
(The Bookseller)

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