Bad Nana: Older Not Wiser by Sophy Henn
Bad Nana is not like Jeanie’s other grandparents. Bad Nana is often up to no good, but she is always good fun. Bad Nana wears a lot of black, and has a pink cat named Liberace. She’s been known to cause disruptions at line-dancing club, and, with a whoopee cushion among the surprises in her enormous black handbag, she loves nothing more than to pull off hilarious pranks at the expense of bullies and bores.
This book has a really cool, highlighter pink and black colour scheme that reflects Bad Nana’s punk style and her love of a little pink flair (on super-special occasions Bad Nana likes to wear her sparkly pink turban). The illustrations are bold and the text design is exciting; it all looks very fresh and appealing. Bad Nana is great fun to read together, perhaps with a favourite, cheeky grandparent, and is also perfect for budding independent readers aged 6–8.