Daddies and Baddies by Mat Waugh

Daddies and Baddies by Mat Waugh  (Author), Graham Evans (Illustrator)


Publisher ‏ : ‎ Big Red Button Books; Illustrated edition (25 Nov. 2019)

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 32 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1912883147

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1912883141

Reading age ‏ : ‎ 3 – 7 years


Get ready for the silliest, funniest day out ever, as five dads and their kids take on a gang of over-the-hill bank robbers. You’ll meet sporty dads, funny dads, body-building dads and even a surprisingly tuneful windy dad!

Graham Evans’ high-energy illustrations burst from every page, with a rhyming story that entertains until the very happy ending.

This is a madcap adventure for children aged 4 and up – and anyone who loves seeing crazy win the day!


Mat Waugh is a 40-something father of three young girls living in the south east of England. When he was seven he wrote to Clive King, author of 60s children’s classic Stig of the Dump, asking if there would be a sequel. The letter chased Clive around the world but eventually found him back in London, and he replied (including the exotically franked envelope). The bad news was that there would be no second Stig. The good news: writing was clearly a very exciting career!

Thirty years later, Mat started writing fiction in earnest (he’s a serial procrastinator). He began with his Cheeky Charlie series for kids aged 6 and up, and has since written best-selling joke books, wordsearches and picture books.