A brilliantly funny, gripping novel from a born storyteller, The Parent Agency is an epic wish-fulfilment adventure for every child - and for the child in everyone.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.
©2014 David Baddiel (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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"Really, really good - according to my 11 yr old"
My son is ill and off school, after about 40 mins of "I'm so bored" I put this book on and gave him his headphones. He didn't stir for the whole 3 hours, and really loved it. I really loved the peace and quiet. Win-win.
"The Parent Agency"
A great audible. I really enjoyed reading it!! I recommend it to everyone who likes funny stories!
"It was an amazing book"
I loved the Narrator and I especially loved the story. My favourite bit was when Barry was with the rich parents.
"So creative and dramatic"
It was so exciting references and jokes every where and I liked the story of a coma
This book was probably the best thing ever! I love the story and could listen to it again and again,I recommend it to young ages(5+)to older ages(14)
In short you should get it!!!!!!!!
This book was very enjoyable and the plan structure was amazing I highly recommend this book! Give it 5 stars!💫🌟
I liked it but for some reason I found the end sad. I think it is funny when they say the names of the children and then they say Dave.
"Mysterous and funny👻"
So this book is full of mystery and funniness and awesomeness and a great book for any mystery funny loving people 👶🏻👦🏻👧🏻👨🏽👩🏼👱🏿👴🏾👵🏻👲🏼👳🏽👮🏾👷🏻💂🏽🕵🏻🎅🏿👼🏼👸🏽👰🏻
All all ,
Really great story to help children appreciate the parents that they have rather than their imaginary ones.
"- Had my children age enthralled for all 4 x hours"
Engaging, interested, fun
Barry, good natured normal child.
- Listened to this book on a long car journey from London to Italy.
My 7 and 9 year old were engrossed for the full 4 hours in one sitting and it amused my husband and I too.
David Baddiel made a great narrator.
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