As part of David Baddiel's celebrations to mark 10 years of his book 'The Parent Agency', David Baddiel will be reading the new 10th anniversary Edition of 'The Parent Agency' published by Harper Collins Children’s Books, to children on Tuesday 27th February. The event will be live-streamed at 13:25 for an hour and can be attended virtually by schools and children across the UK.
2024 marks the ten-year anniversary of the brilliantly funny, bestselling children’s novel, The Parent Agency, by highly acclaimed author, comedian and screenwriter, David Baddiel.
This epic wish-fulfilment adventure, set for publication on the 15th February includes two bonus chapters which feature two songs from The Parent Agency musical stage adaptation which is currently in the making.
Since David Baddiel first made his debut into children’s books in 2014, his books have celebrated exceptional success and growth in the UK and international markets – with TCM sales of over 1.5 million copies and translated into 29 languages.
His books have received critical acclaim and won some of children’s books’ highest accolades including the inaugural Laugh Out Loud Award for The Parent Agency. Through chart toppers like Birthday Boy, Head Kid and Future Friend, David’s children’s books continue to capture the hearts of children year on year.
Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. Cornerstone English Hub wants to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them.
David Baddiel is a British comedian, presenter, screenwriter, and author. He has written several children’s books, including The Parent Agency, The Person Controller, AniMalcolm, Birthday Boy, Head Kid, and The Taylor TurboChaser 1. His books are known for their humorous and imaginative storylines that appeal to children and adults alike. His books have been praised for their originality and creativity 1.
The Parent Agency - 10th Anniversary Edition
(published 15th Feb)
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…