A brilliantly funny, gripping novel - and the bestselling hardback children+óe(tm)s debut of 2014 - from a born storyteller, The Parent Agency is an epic wish-fulfilment adventure for every child +óe" and for the child in everyone.
+óeoeI wish I had better parents!+óe Barry said, a third time. And then suddenly the entire room started to shake+óe-ª
Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it+óe(tm)s number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) +óe~being boring+óe(tm) and 3) +óe~always being tired+óe(tm).
But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don+óe(tm)t have children. That+óe(tm)s far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents.
For Barry Bennett, this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple+óe-ª
Illustrated by Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner, Jim Field.