Christmas special: Meet Madame Badobedah with Sophie Dahl

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Our author of the week for the festive period is Sophie Dahl!

Sophie's latest book is called Madame Badobedah and is illustrated by Lauren O’Hara. It follows Mabel, who lives with her parents in The Mermaid Hotel, by the sea. Mabel likes to keep an eye on the comings and goings of all the guests. Then one day a suspicious old lady with a growly voice comes to stay. But why does no one know her REAL name? There can only be one answer, Mabel decides ... this guest is a SUPERVILLAIN.

Check out our exclusive video with the author, download fun free activities and watch a video of Sophie sharing an extract from the story.


Watch the video

In this book, Sophie chats about:

  • The inspiration behind her new book
  • Her favourite book characters
  • Why she loves reading
  • Her all-time favourite book
  • The book she hopes to find under her Christmas tree!

Hear the story

Sophie Dahl reads an extract from Madame Badobedah - Part One: The New Old Guest.


Download the activities

Fill in your likes and dislikes, spot the difference, draw a supervillain and escape from the maze in this fun activity pack.

Download the Madame Badobedah activity pack


Madame Badobedah