The Astro Naughty Naughty Baddies

Reviewed By  Janet Mawdesley       May 14, 2019


Author  Mark Sperring. Illustrator David Tazzyman

Distributor:      Bloomsbury Childrens Books
ISBN:                 9781408897782
Publisher:         Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Release Date:   April 2019  


This is a story about some very naughty, very wicked baddies who decided to do something so naughty that they may even blast off to the moon, which the four baddies though might be pretty good and as it was somewhere new, they could make even more mischief than ever before.

On this particular morning the four baddies were trying to work out what sort of naughty they could get up to, when they saw a poster that wanted someone to try and prove that alien life really did exist.

That was all it took for them to come up with a very naughty plan to disguise themselves as ‘aliens’ sneak into the Presidents palace and claim the reward. Everything was going very well, perhaps a little bit too well: The President, along with Mr Snuggle-Hugs, did eventually decided that Yes, they certainly looked like aliens, and took them to their reward deep in the basements of the palace. But that is when things seriously began to come unravelled. Oh no! What will happen to the four naughty, naughty baddies?

Parents and children will love this read out loud story from Mark Sperring in a very tongue-in-cheek mood, as the President has a very familiar countenance and the wording is such that there is something for young readers and adults alike, which makes a simple storyline absolutely amusing and most enjoyable. David Tazzyman’s almost cartoon like characters, with a familiar face included,  simply add to the wonderful fun to be found in the pages as the plot is created then unravels in a gloriously funny manner.

Diabolically good fun.