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
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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.
"A good jumping-off point for chapter book readers who want to expand into full-length novels. Full of adventure."--School Library Journal