From the million-copy bestselling author of THE PARENT AGENCY and BIRTHDAY BOY comes a wildly entertaining wish-fulfilment adventure that asks the question: what would happen if the strictest head teacher swapped bodies with the naughtiest kid in school?
Strictest head ÷ naughtiest boy = chaos.
Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But there’s one big problem: Ryan Ward.
The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that in the end the Head Teacher just walks out. And then the new Head Teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise – and Ryan’s – when they swap bodies.
Now Ryan is Head Teacher – and his mortal enemy is one of his pupils. It’s every naughty kid’s dream!
But soon Bracket Wood School is in a total mess – and only its worst ever pupil can fix it…
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
About the author
David Baddiel is an author and comedian. His children’s novels The Parent Agency, The Person Controller and AniMalcolm 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. David’s children’s books have sold over 1 million copies.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Cringey and outdated humour
All I need to say is that “Mr Carter” called “Ryan” a dank meme. Unironically. Not recommended because of that kind of humour alone. It completely ruins the book.
If you really want some positive feedback, then I guess the story itself is quite interesting. That’s all I can give you.