The Parent Agency by David Baddiel.
The Parent Agency is the first children’s book from David Baddiel. Centres around Barry Bennett who wishes he had better parents.
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. No that’s far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents.
For Barry Bennett, finding himself suddenly inside this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple…
Who at one time of another hasn’t wished for this! This book is aimed at children aged 9+ and as Olivia’s not far off that age I thought she would be really interested in this as would my niece (who is currently reading it) and her friend who was actually the first to read it! Hence the delay in the review it was the wait to get it back!
Here are their thoughts on the book:
E age 10: I loved it a really funny story I would want new parents if I was called Barry too!
O age 8: Barry is really funny I like the idea that parents can choose their own parents
E age 10: So far I really like the book but I’m not sure if I would like to choose my parents (notice out of the 3 of them only 1 said this! Note to self work on parenting skills!)
I haven’t had chance to read this book yet as it is still doing the rounds but the girls really seem to be enjoying it and that is all that matters a children’s book book being enjoyed by children job done I’d say!
You can get the book on Amazon from £4.99 on kindle, hardback and paperback making it an ideal Christmas present or stocking filler. Below is a clip of the man himself David Baddiel discussing the book too.
*Disclaimer: we were sent this book foc for review purposes but all thoughts and opinions are our own*