Head Kid

Written by David Baddiel

Illustrated by Steven Lenton

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Head Kid Synopsis

From the million-copy bestselling author of THE PARENT AGENCY and BIRTHDAY BOY comes a wildly entertaining wish-fulfilment adventure that asks the question: what would happen if the strictest head teacher swapped bodies with the naughtiest kid in school? Strictest head naughtiest boy = chaos. Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But there's one big problem: Ryan Ward. The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that in the end the Head Teacher just walks out. And then the new Head Teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise - and Ryan's - when they swap bodies. Now Ryan is Head Teacher - and his mortal enemy is one of his pupils. It's every naughty kid's dream! But soon Bracket Wood School is in a total mess - and only its worst ever pupil can fix it...

Head Kid Press Reviews

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

Reviews for The Parent Agency:

Funny, sometimes moving, always engaging


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

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ISBN: 9780008200527
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008200527
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Author: David Baddiel
Illustrator: Steven Lenton
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Humorous, School Stories

About 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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