Harper Collins Children’s Books presents

David Baddiel

David Baddiel

From the award winning author of The Parent Agency & The Person Controller

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.

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A laugh-out-loud adventure for every child who ever wondered what it might be like to be a bit of an animal!

Malcolm is about to learn quite a lot about animals. He’ll think differently. And speak differently. And eat differently. And, um, smell differently. But will he end up the same as before?

“I love this book because it really made me laugh! The best book I’ve read since I was born!”

Tom, 11, LoveReading4Kids

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The Parent Agency

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.

“Funny, sometimes moving, always engaging”

The Guardian

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The Person Controller

When twins Fred and Ellie are sent a video game controller by a mystery man, they think they've found the key to all their wildest dreams. At least it seems like that...

“A real page turner... a compelling story with relatable characters and meaningful life lessons.”

Huffington Post

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David Baddiel

About David Baddiel

David Baddiel is an author and comedian. His children’s novels AniMalcolm, The Parent Agency and The Person Controller have been runaway bestsellers and The Parent Agency was the winner of the Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9 to 13-year-olds at the inaugural Laugh Out Loud Awards. Birthday Boy is Baddiel's fourth hilarious novel jam-packed with mischief and mayhem!