The Agency – David Baddiel


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The Agency – David Baddiel

“The Parent Agency” is a children’s novel written by British comedian and author David Baddiel. The book was published in 2014 and is aimed at middle-grade readers, typically children aged 8 to 12.

In “The Parent Agency,” the story revolves around the main character, Barry Bennett, who is unhappy with his parents. Barry discovers a mysterious and magical parent agency where children can choose their own parents. Barry is given the opportunity to select new parents in a world of endless possibilities. However, he soon realizes that having different parents comes with its own set of challenges and unexpected consequences.

The novel explores themes of family, identity, and the idea of “the grass is always greener on the other side.” It combines humor and imaginative storytelling to engage young readers and encourage them to think about the complexities of family relationships.

David Baddiel’s works often blend humor with thought-provoking themes, making “The Parent Agency” a fun and thought-provoking read for middle-grade readers.

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