The Parent Agency

Paperback | May 2, 2017

byDavid BaddielIllustratorJim Field

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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.

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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 hi...

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“I wish I had better parents!” Barry said, a third time.And then suddenly the entire room started Barry Bennett hates being named Barry. It’s number 2 on the list of reasons he can’t stand his parents, along with 1) they’re boring and 6) they’re REALLY, REALLY, REALLY strict.Five days before his tenth birthday, Barry decides he’s had e...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.77 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006240542X

ISBN - 13:9780062405425

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“A good jumping-off point for chapter book readers who want to expand into full-length novels. Full of adventure.”