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Penny Dreadful Cooks Up a Calamity
by Joanna Nadin
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... 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. Plus I worked extra-especially hard on the CAKE OF DREAMS for Mum's birthday... but somehow it still turned into a HUGE calamity.
BIC: C3N69 (info)
198 x 130mm
Illustrator: Jess Mikhail
Joanna Nadin was born in Northampton. She is a former broadcast journalist and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister, and continues to freelance as a political speechwriter. She has also been a cleaner and a juggler.
Visit www.joannanadin.com to find out more.
Full of throwaway lines and details that will have you, like Penny's dad, laughing like a honking goose, even though Penny herself is blissfully unaware of how hilarious she is.
Books, bonnets and full-frontal blogging
There is never a dull moment when Penny Dreadful and her best friend Cosmo Moon Webster are around. Simply wonderful!
Who could fail to like the calamity-prone but delightful Penny Dreadful?
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In her time, Joanne Nadin has been a broadcast journalist, a special adviser to the Prime Minister, a cleaner and a juggler, so little wonder then that Penny Dreadful is her eclectic creation! Nadin has slotted comfortably into the madcap world of children’s comedy books and Penny Dreadful Cooks Up a Calamity features three adventures for her funny, feisty heroine.
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