The Diary of the Naughtiest Girl

What would Enid Blyton’s ultimate bad girl write in her diary? Funny hero Jeanne Willis and artist Alex T. Smith are here to show you! Spoiled brat Elizabeth Allen is being packed off to boarding school, with nothing to entertain her except a fake ostrich skin diary. Her rotten parents didn’t even give her a laptop. So cruel! How will she survive without her luxurious home comforts and her pony Ross (the only boy she’s ever loved)? There’s only one thing for it: she has to be so naughty she’s sent home! Just how bad can she be?

  • A hilarious modern reimagining of a Blyton classic
  • All-star team of Jeanne Willis and Alex T. Smith
  • Laugh-out-loud diary format full of hilarious doodles
  • Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Dork Diaries

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  • A story about a girl called Elizabeth Allen and goes to Whytelefe school. She meets a girl called Joanna but Elizabeth calls her mousie and mousie call Elizabeth monkey. On mousie’s 11th birthday monkey makes and buys stuff from and mousie’s mum but her mum and dad doesn’t send her anything. Mousie gets a bunny from a boy called Harry Dunn. When monkey meets a boy called John Terry in the school garden. she calls the two headteachers Mrs beauty and Mrs beast but their real names are Mrs best and Mrs belle.

    i thought the first chapter was a bit boring but throught the book it got more and more interesting.

    13 March 2017

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  • Awards

    Jeanne has won several awards including the Nestle Smarties prize for Tadpole’s Promise, the Portsmouth Children’s Book Prize for Dumb Creatures and Grandad and John and the Book Trust Early Years award for Bog Baby. She has also won Red House award twice for Who’s in the Loo? and Bottoms Up!, both illustrated by Adrian Reynolds.

  • Photo of Alex T. Smith

    Alex T. Smith

    He’s the creator of brilliant, quirky picture books like Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion and the hilarious Claude series for early readers. We love Alex T. Smith!


    Alex T Smith won the 2011 Dundee Picture Book Award for Bella and Monty.

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