The Bad Book
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First edition
AuthorAndy Griffiths
IllustratorTerry Denton
PublisherPan Macmillan
Publication date
Media typePrint (paperback)
Pages172 pp (paperback edition)
ISBN978-0-330-36425-6 (paperback edition)
Followed byThe Very Bad Book 

The Bad Book is a 2004 book by Andy Griffiths, who wrote the novel The Day My Bum Went Psycho, with Terry Denton, who also did the illustrations. It is a compilation of stories, drawings, rhymes and poems about such quirky characters like 'Bad Baby', and 'Bad Daddy' doing such bad things like miss-throwing knives, and blowing up objects and people at Christmas. It was followed by The Very Bad Book (2010) and The Super Bad Book (2011)

Stories (in chronological order)

The Bad Book contains forty-five stories overall.


In 2005 The Bad Book was awarded the BILBY Award for Younger Readers.[1]


  1. ^ "Previous Winners of the BILBY Awards: 2001 to date" (PDF). The Children's Book Council of Australia Queensland Branch. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.