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Summary

From the author of The Parent Agency comes a thrilling, funny and touching new adventure.

Fred and Ellie are twins. But not identical (because that's impossible for a boy and a girl). They do like all the same things, though. Especially video games. Which they are very good at. They aren't that good, however, at much else - like, for example, football, or dealing with the school bullies. Then they meet the Mystery Man, who sends them a video game controller which doesn't look like any other controller they've ever seen. And it doesn't control any of their usual games.

When the twins find out what it does control, though, it seems like the answer to all their problems. And the key to all their wildest dreams. At least it seems like that....

©2015 David Baddiel (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

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)

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It's worth buying

If you are a gamer or interested i n soccer/football you will enjoy this book definitely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Great for boys 8-11

Would you consider the audio edition of The Person Controller to be better than the print version?

Boys of a certain age can be reluctant readers of fiction and this audio version, delivered in David Baddiel's best blokey banter, is just the right thing to remind them that there are novels out there that can entertain and 'speak' to them.

What other book might you compare The Person Controller to, and why?

This was no disappointment to us following on from Baddiel's The Parent Agency, which was also a great hit with our family. If your family enjoy David Walliams or The Wimpy Kid series, this one is also for you.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The references to current football discourse were a real hit with my Arsenal fan of a son.

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Person controller

Epic book, lots of lessons to be learnt here. Great lessons like believe in yourself and you'll go so far!

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Love his books and narration style! xx

It is brillisnt like the rest of the books he writes! Please keep writing your great books! xxx

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liked it

was good nothing was a 5 but nothing was too low (reviewed by my daughter)

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Very entertaining

Up to David Baddiels usual standard, good story with a few morals and a happy ending

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Wow

I liked this book because it is VERY funny and it is for people of all ages because there are lots of cracking jokes !!! Five stars all round!! If you like this story I would recommend Animalcom and Parent Agency!! They are five stars as well!

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Great for the imagination!

My son thought it was an exciting story he loved the idea and thought was great using all different video games to explain how the characters acted - he felt he could imagine every chapter and character as it was explained so well....

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I love video games

This is the best audio book eeeeeeeeeevvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrr(ever)
If you like video games,parlour or football you would
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To eeeeeeeeeevvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyoooooooooonnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeee(everyone)

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Why do you enjoy this?

I really enjoy this book because a lot of listeners would think is just for boys but it's really not, some girls would love this book too! Very funny and definitely recommend 🌼😊