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The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked

Narrated by: David Baddiel
Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (847 ratings)

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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

Critic reviews

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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very good and entertaining.Helps me sleep!

It Was a very good story line and is very chilled and I like it.!?1

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I buy it and only get one chapter. It's not even chapter 1 it's chapter 2

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loved it it was absolutely fantastic full of fun recommend it overall just fantastic
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Great short story for son and dad bedtime 🙂

Great short story for son and dad bedtime, well written and never lost our attention 🙂

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lively story. Good narration. I enjoyed this book. I would recommend. Perfect bedtime story to listen to.

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Kids enjoyed it

The kids loved listening to this each evening before bed time. As parents we even smiled at the story. Enjoyable family time.

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This is a page turning book with so many funny and unexpected moments! Totally 5 start material.

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I really enjoyed this book I know what I'd like to wish for if I could do everything I liked😄

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Wanted it to be better than it was

The story struggled to keep my kids (ages 5 & 8) attention. I was glad it was only a short story in the end.