Book Review & Giveaway: David Baddiel’s The Person Controller
David Baddiel who wrote The Parent Agency (I’ve reviewed it here), is back with a new book and a new adventure!
The book is called The Person Controller and it’s about Fred and Ellie who are twins. They are very similar and like the same things, especially video games and they’re very good at them. They’re not very good at much else though, like football or dealing with bullies at school.
One day, they meet the Mystery Man who sends them a video game controller like no other. This is a very special controller and it doesn’t control any of their usual games. Soon, Fred and Ellie find out what it does control and it could be the answer to all their problems and the key to their wildest dreams. At least that’s what it seems like at first, but is it too good to be true?
What would YOU do with a Person Controller for the day? See what some kids answered in this video below:
I really like David Baddiel’s ideas. He seems to know exactly what kids imagine and think about. I remember as a child (and now sometimes too) thinking about things like these. What if I could just control this or change this with a bit of magic?
His stories are clever and unique, exciting and funny but also touching and they deal with important emotions that children have. Baddiel is an impressive storyteller and I hope he keeps writing children’s books.
Like The Parent Agency, this book is also illustrated by Jim Field and has funny drawings scattered throughout the book. Kids love illustrations and so do I in children’s books. My test reader is a nine-year-old boy and he devoured the book in less than a week, reading it at every chance he had. He loved it!
Read more about the book on Harper Collins’ website and don’t miss the chance to win a PS4 by submitting what you would do if you had a Person Controller for one day. Enter here.
Buy this funny book from Amazon.co.uk (currently only £5 for the hardback edition) or any other good book shops. Or enter my Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a copy of the book! Terms & Conditions apply. The competition ends on the 12th of November 2015. UK entrants only.
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