Zadie Smith & Nick Laird, illustrated by Magenta Fox

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Narrated By: Zadie Smith, Nick Laird

Duration: 8 minutes

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Meet Maud: a guinea pig who inexplicably wears a judo suit - and not everyone understands or approves. When Maud is thrown into a new and confusing situation, it takes brave decisions and serendipitous encounters for her to find her place and embrace her individuality.

The charming characters of Magenta Fox, whose work is evocative of Raymond Briggs and Janet Ahlberg, perfectly offset Zadie and Nick's warm, wry prose.

Weirdo is an endearing story about the quiet power of being different by two veteran writers. Together they have created a story that adults and children alike will treasure.

© Nick Laird, Zadie Smith 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


Picture storybooks, Children's / Teenage fiction: Nature and animal stories, Children's / Teenage personal and social topics: Self-awareness and self-esteem, Children's / Teenage general interest: Pets and pet care: Rabbits and rodents, Children's / Teenage personal and social topics: Friends and friendships

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