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The Person Controller

Narrated by: David Baddiel
Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (353 ratings)

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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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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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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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OMG it's so gooood it was amzing my 8 year old loved it it was surp

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Lollll

Lol😜😝🙂🙂😂😄😉 wo o o o o o o o o o o o o o I love it haha

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Nice

I have had a lot of fun reading this book with my mum and brother I hope it get good reviews

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Good for girls aged 9-10

Very interesting and a good story line.Amazing! Good for a rainy day and for doing some drawing whilst listening!

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the person controller

You would adore this book if this book if you enjoy David Walliams. Children from 7-12 will love it. OverallI would really recommend this book.

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Body shaming from chapter one.

Because of the inequalities in finding good female protagonists and role models in children's books, I really wanted to like it.
I do like Baddiel's The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked, and we are currently enjoying his The Taylor Turbochaser.

What I hadn't expected was a long critisism of a person in the book, describing how fat they were and put very simply, it was body shaming and fat shaming. Then it talked about diets as a way of fixing the fatness.
It's hard enough stop children becoming obsessed with thiness and diets as it is.
Come on Baddiel I expected better from you, but I don't know why.