The Parent Agency

David Baddiel (Author) Jim Field (Illustrator)
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Description

Travel to an alternate world where kids get to choose their own parents in this zany, internationally bestselling adventure, which combines the be-careful-what-you-wish-for humor of The Chocolate Touch with the classic appeal of Roald Dahl.

Barry Bennett is sick of his parents. They're boring, they're too strict, and it's their fault his name is Barry. So he makes a wish for better ones--and is whisked away to the Parent Agency, where kids get to pick out their perfect parents.

For Barry, this seems like a dream come true. But as he's about to discover, choosing a new mom and dad isn't as simple as it sounds...

The first children's book by British author and comedian David Baddiel, The Parent Agency includes illustrations by Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning artist Jim Field.

--ALA Booklist

Product Details

Price
$6.99
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
May 02, 2017
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.0 X 1.0 X 7.5 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062405425

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About the Author

David Baddiel was born in 1964 in Troy, New York, but grew up and lives in London. He is a comedian, television writer, columnist and author of four novels, of which the most recent is The Death of Eli Gold.

Jim Field is an award-winning illustrator, character designer, and animation director. He grew up in Farnborough, worked in London, and now lives in Paris. His first picture book, Cats Ahoy!, written by Peter Bently, won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He is perhaps best known for drawing frogs on logs in the bestselling Oi Frog. He likes playing the guitar and drinking coffee.

Reviews

"This best-selling British import is a hilarious, fast-paced read perfect for middle-graders who like their stories on the silly side."--ALA Booklist
"A good jumping-off point for chapter book readers who want to expand into full-length novels. Full of adventure."--School Library Journal