A boy travels to an alternative global the place young ones get to decide on their very own mom and dad during this zany, the world over bestselling experience, which mixes the be-careful-what-you-wish-for humor of The Chocolate contact with the vintage charm of Roald Dahl.
Barry Bennett is ailing of his mom and dad. They’re uninteresting, they’re too strict, and it’s their fault his identify is Barry. So he makes a want for greater ones—and is whisked away to the mother or father employer, the place young children get to pick their excellent parents.
For Barry, this sounds like a dream come actual. yet as he’s approximately to find, picking a brand new mum and dad isn’t so simple as it sounds…
The father or mother service provider is the 1st children’s ebook by means of British writer and comic David Baddiel, and it contains illustrations through Roald Dahl humorous Prize–winning artist Jim Field.
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