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The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked by David Baddiel

The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked

Written by David Baddiel
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The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked by David Baddiel

A fabulously entertaining and touching novella from David Baddiel, author of the bestselling THE PARENT AGENCY and THE PERSON CONTROLLER. Illustrated by the hugely talented Jim Field, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Alfie has a routine. To be honest he has a lot of routines. But then one day Alfie's babysitter is unavailable, and Alfie's parents get Mrs Stokes instead. Mrs Stokes doesn't do routines. Instead, she just tells Alfie to do what he likes. And that's when things start to go weird. Does everything get hilariously out of control? Yes. Does Alfie learns a valuable lesson? Nah. This isn't that kind of story...


Praise 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

About the Author

David Baddiel

David Baddiel has written and performed in a series of highly successful TV comedy shows, including The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. He is the author of three previous novels for adults, but The Parent Agency is his first book for children.

He lives in London.

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128 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

25th February 2016



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