Madeline and the bad hat book
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New York: The Viking Press, Madeline and the Bad Hat. Written and Illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans. New York: The Viking Press, . First edition, with "First trade edition, March " on verso of title-page.
Madeline and the Bad Hat is a children's picture book by Ludwig Bemelmans featuring the popular children's character Madeline. It was first published by Viking Press in The story begins when the Spanish Ambassador and his wife move in next door and their son, Pepito, is not a good boy. Madeline dubs him a 'bad hat' and the book is controversial due to the cruel nature of Pepito's mischief, notably animal cruelty and pulling various pranks. Pepito is also a main character in the stories Madeline and the Gypsies and Madeline in London , but in the TV series, he has three cousins named Paquito, Pablito and Panchito who are much worse than he himself was.