The Birthday Boy
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. 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
David Baddiel is an author and comedian. He has written and performed in a series of highly successful TV comedy shows, including The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. His debut children's novel, The Parent Agency, was the bestselling 9-12 debut of 2014 and was hailed by the Guardian as 'funny, sometimes moving and always engaging.' The Person Controller is his second novel - and it confirms David as a brilliant and original new voice in children's fiction. He lives in London.