Jim Field
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THE PARENT AGENCY

by David Baddiel

Barry said, a third time, “I wish I had better parents!” And then suddenly the entire room started to shake…

Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it’s number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) ‘being boring’ and 3) ‘always being tired’.

But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don’t have children. That’s far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents.

For Barry Bennett, this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple…

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

“I wish I had better parents!” Barry said, a third time. And then suddenly the entire room started to shake…

Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it’s number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) ‘being boring’ and 3) ‘always being tired’.

But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don’t have children. That’s far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents.

For Barry Bennett, this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple…

 

WINNER OF THE LOLLIES 2016

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CHARACTER DESIGN

CHARACTER DESIGN

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PRAISE FOR THE PARENT AGENCY

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

PURCHASE BOOK

PURCHASE BOOK

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