Author(s): David Baddiel; Jim Field (Illustrator)
From David Baddiel, the brightest new star of children's books and winner of the LOLLIES award, comes a laugh-out-loud adventure for every child who ever wondered what it might be like to be a bit of an animal... Malcolm doesn't like animals. Which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to... oh no. A farm. Over the next days, Malcolm changes. He learns a lot about animals. More, in many ways, than he would like. He learns what it's really like to be an animal. A whole series of animals, in fact... It does make him think differently. And speak differently. And eat differently. And, um, smell differently. But will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is... yourself.
PUBLICATION AUGUST 2017
Reviews for The Parent Agency: "Funny, sometimes moving, always engaging" Guardian "I love this book because it really made me laugh! The best book I've read since I was born!" Tom, 11, LoveReading4Kids "Exciting and funny - I didn't want to put it down!" Daisy, 10, LoveReading4Kids Reviews for The Person Controller: "A perfect combination of humour, magic and a happy ending." Charlotte Norman, Waterstones Bookseller "A real page turner... a compelling story with relatable characters and meaningful life lessons." Huffington Post
David Baddiel is an author and comedian. He has written and performed in a series of highly successful TV comedy shows, including The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. His debut children's novel, The Parent Agency, was the bestselling 9-12 debut of 2014 and was hailed by the Guardian as 'funny, sometimes moving and always engaging.' The Person Controller is his second novel - and it confirms David as a brilliant and original new voice in children's fiction. He lives in London.