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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2017
A hilarious rollercoaster ride of pure entertainment for 9+ readers everywhere, Birthday Boy is the new Baddiel Blockbuster: featuring David's inimitable and award-winning combination of wish-fulfilment, heart and hilarity, all brought to life by regular collaborator Jim Field's witty, stylish illustrations.
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Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for September 2017
Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony by Chris Riddell
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
This Book Isn't Safe! by Colin Furze
The Grotlyn by Benji Davies
Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake
Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of The Wizard of Oz by Michael Morpurgo
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Birthday Boy by David Baddiel
What if it was every day? This is the story of Sam Green, who really, really, really loves birthdays. He loves the special breakfasts in bed. The presents. The themed parties. Blowing out the candles on his cake. Everything. He is so excited about his 11th birthday, in fact, that he wishes it was his birthday every day. So, at first, it's quite exciting when his birthday happens again the next morning. And again. And again. And again...But it's not long before things start to go wrong. Soon, disaster strikes, threatening something Sam loves even more than birthdays. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for...
Reviews for The Person Controller:
A perfect combination of humour, magic and a happy ending. Charlotte Norman, Waterstones Bookseller
A real page turner... a compelling story with relatable characters and meaningful life lessons. Huffington Post
Reviews 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
|Publication date:||7th September 2017|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3|
|Topics:||Family / Home Stories, Humorous|
David Baddiel has written and performed in a series of highly successful TV comedy shows, including The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. He is the author of three previous novels for adults, but The Parent Agency is his first book for children. He lives in London.More About David Baddiel