Author(s): Humza Arshad; Henry White
Humza Khan is the greatest eleven-year-old rapper Eggington has ever known: he is Little Badman and he is destined to be rich and famous.
But when Humza's music teacher is taken ill his dreams are put on hold. His Auntie has stepped in as substitute, and nobody seems to care about the unorthodox teaching because of the endless sweet treats. As other teachers start to disappear, with more Aunties appearing in their place, Humza knows something isn't right.
With the help of his elderly Uncle and friends Umer and Wendy, Humza discovers that the suspicious Aunties might not be as friendly as they seem. Now he must find a way to destroy them before they take over the world...
A hilarious, mischievous and fast-paced adventure story from online comedian Humza Arshad and Channel 4 New Comedy Writer's Award winner, Henry White.
D-student, class clown and boy voted most likely to get caught in a bear trap, Humza Khan, is the greatest eleven-year-old rapper Eggington has ever known - he is destined to be big. The whole world will know the name Little Bigman. But first he needs to finish his demo track and make a smash-hit rap music video with his best friend Umer. What could go wrong? It all begins with a bee called Mustafa...
Soon teachers are dropping like flies and the school is taken over by aunties, like Auntie Uzma who tells the class how she used to change Hamza's nappy "when he was so little and fat you couldn't even see his winky!". It's not all that bad with real food - Auntie food! - for lunch (chicken tikka, lamb karahi, samosas, and gulan jamun), painting with chocolate and cake reviews. But when Humza's favourite teacher, Mr T the music teacher, disappears and more and more classes become food orientated, the kids start to realise something is really wrong. Are the Aunties really aunties or are they fattening the students up for something?
The first in a laugh-out-loud series, Little Badman is hilarious. Although set in a British-Asian context, kids here will connect with the extended Pakistani family which is similar to the whanau of M?ori, Pasifika and Asian students, the food, and the desire to be famous (as well as the music jokes).
Humza Arshad is one of the UK's most popular and important British Asian personalities. After graduating from Richmond Drama School Arshad wrote, directed and edited an episode called 'Diary of a Badman'. Over 80 mlliion views of the series later, Humza became the first British YouTuber to have his own scripted comedy series on BBC Three in the mockumentary series 'Coconut.' Equally important to Humza has been using his influence and comedy for a greater purpose. In 2015, Humza partnered with UK Counter Terrorism Unit and he is YouTube's first ambassador for the Creators For Change campaign. Humza has spoken and shared the stage with the likes of Will Smith, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcikci, Kevin Hart and Whoopi Goldberg.
Henry White is a comedy writer, working in television, online, and most recently in children's fiction. He grew up in West London, began his career in animation, has written and directed adverts for the BBC, worked as a sitcom staff writer, and enjoys penning silly songs for comedy channels. He also has a birthmark shaped like a duck.