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The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked Audiobook

The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked

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Publisher's Summary

Let's celebrate World Book Day with The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked, written and recorded by the author David Baddiel, especially for World Book Day on March 3rd 2016.

This is the first audiobook to be produced for World Book Day - it's a hugely entertaining and touching story of a boy called Alfie who likes to keep to strict routines and schedules. It's all rules, rules and more rules in Alfie's life.

When a new baby sitter arrives called Mrs Stokes to look after Alfie he begins to realise that rules aren't everything and perhaps the mysterious Mrs Stokes is no ordinary baby sitter!

Includes wonderful music and sound effects - a jam packed listen with plenty of laughs along the way.

©2016 David Baddiel (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

Praise 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)

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    Khaled Sh. 11/04/2016
    Khaled Sh. 11/04/2016
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    "Best book ever"

    It w as the best book in the world and I really liked it thank you David baddies

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    coolreader 14/05/2017
    coolreader 14/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Perfect fun for all the family"

    Great fun on a boring journey. Enjoyed by people from ages 5 to 43. Great

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    charlie by may 21/04/2017
    charlie by may 21/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Sweet"

    Cool I wish that was me its about a boy and an awesomely weird babysitter😸😸😸
    By May jory

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. Slater Surrey, England 18/04/2017
    S. Slater Surrey, England 18/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "The story which didn't really excite"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Your time could be spent listening to something better. We listened to this book as a family, during a long car journey. My 4 year old was rapidly bored and my 8 year old hung in there for longer whilst as adults we found it was marginally more entertaining than trying to play the number plate word game...


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It's not often a zimmer frame takes centre stage in a story, especially a magical one.
    The start of the book, with repeated descriptions of daily routines, is mind numbing.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The cleaning up after dinner scene was easily pictured and would have been a lot of fun.


    Was The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked worth the listening time?

    In truth I wished I had chosen a different book for the journey.


    Any additional comments?

    Whilst I have enjoyed Watching David Baddiel's comedy on television, I did not find this book well written or particularly enjoyable. His reading voice was clear and pleasant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Hayley Roden 18/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Short yet good"

    It was a amazing story but I only wished it could be longer and the parents had been at another country so he had a a few more days of magic

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    Faith O 13/04/2017
    Faith O 13/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Best book ever"

    This is a great book and I really liked the talking dolphin. I like Gumball too!

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    MR Ian T HENRY 01/12/2016
    MR Ian T HENRY 01/12/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Quite confusing"

    I found it quite confusing but I'm not sure if it's just me or I wasn't paying attention or something like that. I couldn't really pick up what was going on it was a bit random as well. It was read well thought ✨✨

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    Lucinda 04/10/2016
    Lucinda 04/10/2016
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    "My review"

    I would definitely recommend this to people with loads of imagination and people that like adventures.I recommend it for ages 3 to 99.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Manlover London, UK 27/09/2016
    Manlover London, UK 27/09/2016 Member Since 2017

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    "This is great!"

    A b c d e f j h I j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

    I loved it

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    K. Yebovi 17/09/2016
    K. Yebovi 17/09/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Two Thumbs Up!"

    Captivating and exciting; held the attention of my two children, 10 and 8 yrs old....and I, till the very end. Story time is always fun. "It's like a movie inside your head!" said my son and daughter. Thanks David

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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