Regular price: £7.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
  • Get access to the Member Daily Deal
OR
In Basket

Summary

From David Baddiel, the brightest new star of children's books and winner of the Lollies award, comes a laugh-out-loud adventure for every child who ever wondered what it might be like to be a bit of an animal....

Malcolm doesn't like animals. Which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is not full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday.

The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to...oh no. A farm. Over the next days, Malcolm changes. He learns a lot about animals. More, in many ways, than he would like. He learns what it's really like to be an animal. A whole series of animals, in fact....

It does make him think differently. And speak differently. And eat differently. And, um, smell differently. But will he end up the same as before?

Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is...yourself.

©2016 David Baddiel (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

Reviews for The Parent Agency:
"Funny, sometimes moving, always engaging." (Guardian)

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)

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    100
  • 4 Stars
    23
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    4

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    58
  • 4 Stars
    22
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    65
  • 4 Stars
    17
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Better than David Walliams!!

very enjoyable book and kids loved it (as did we). we were looking for something different as the last couple of David Walliams books have been poor and this fitted the bill. sometimes david baddiels intonation makes it a little hard to hear in the car.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Funny and entertaining for all ages!!!

very funny and entertaining for all ages, with humour for all ages! Recommended age: 9-12yrs

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Okay

I think that it should include some facts about the animals and were the zoo was

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great book

Really good book. 😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄 loved it.
😄 best book I've ever heard and read. Loved it. Bye!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing Book

My na!e is jef f is a good grampa meme hope you find this usefull

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Really good

It was go to get to sleep to very funny and good I really like it

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing book loved it

Amazing

I loved the animals they were so cool and magic and enchanted loved it

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely Amazing

This book 📖 is absolutely amazing 😉 because you never know what animal 🦔 he will turn into and it is just absolutely amazing 😉

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

David Baddiel is best!

David Baddiel is one of the best authors. He is actually (In my opinion) evenly matched with J.K.Rowling, and everyone knows what a great writer she is.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Animals

I love animals and I would love it if I could be like Malcolm.To change into animals.