The Parent Agency


Childrens Book Publisher
  • I wish I had better parents!” Barry said, a third time. And then suddenly the entire room started to shake…
    Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it’s number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) ‘being boring’ and 3) ‘always being tired’.
    But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don’t have children. That’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…

    The Parent Agency

The Parent Agency

Our Denner's Rate This Book: 4.9 out of 5
Reading Level:
Length: 384 pages
ISBN: 978-0007554485

I thought that when Barry woke up, it was funny that he thought all of the voices calling his name were the couples at the parent agency.

This book made me feel Excited, Intrigued, Amused, Moved

Evelyn8232Evelyn8232( age 9 )

This book was amazingggggggggggggggg! I found it so funny. David is an amazing author and I reccommend reading it.

This book made me feel Happy, Excited, Funny

Dhiya2476Dhiya2476( age 10 )

This book is really,really good and exciting! Also it's really funny and interesting. :]

This book made me feel Happy, Excited, Curious, Intrigued, Amused

Lottie4143Lottie4143( age 8 )

I really liked it. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to choose your parents??! Well, in this book that is exactly what happens. There is a boy called Barry and it is almost his 10th Birthday, he really doesn't like his parents for all sorts of reasons and one of them is that they aren't famous and he also hates it that they didn't call him a really cool name like Luckas. You SHOULD read it.

A9632A9632( age 10 )

Great. It explores a different view of reality.

This book made me feel Happy, Sad, Excited, Curious, Intrigued, Amused

Molly4173Molly4173( age 8 )

I thought this book was amazing and it has a very funny story line.

This book made me feel Happy, Excited, Curious, Intrigued, Amused, Interesting

BumbleBee10BumbleBee10( age 9 )

The book was about a boy called Barry. He doesn't really like his parents because they did not give him the best and one day he said I wish I had better parents and he goes to a place where kids choose their mums and dads. I really liked the book because it was very humorous and it had a nice message that is even though your parents do not give you the best does not mean they don't love you.

This book made me feel Happy, Excited, Intrigued

Alicia4169Alicia4169( age 10 )

Barry has never been happy with the parents that he has, so one night his wish comes true he has the chance to try out lots of different types of parents but will Barry ever find the right set of parents?

This book made me feel Happy, Excited, Curious, Intrigued, Amused

LizzieHamsLizzieHams( age 10 )

This book is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This book made me feel Curious

Mirabella2632Mirabella2632( age 9 )


Exciting because through his childhood he tries lots of different parents and then at the end he picks his favourite parents!!!!!!

If you are a person who really likes exiting books this is a book for you!!!!!!

This book made me feel Happy, Excited

Emily9222Emily9222( age )

An extraordinary and funny book

The Parent Agency is an extraordinary and funny book with a good message to it. It is an intriguing book that can at times be slightly moving at certain points. It is one of my favourite ever books! It is very mysterious as well until right at the end! This book made me feel hooked and amazed. It wass engaging and funny.

JacklovesLeeds123JacklovesLeeds123( age 11 )

My son keeps recommending this book to others so it must have been good.

Vanessa ( JacklovesLeeds123’s parent )

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