The boy who could do whatever he liked

Yes this is a comedy and not a lesson

Well i thought my sons would like this and ... they did.  I had to read it with my 7 year old not because it was too hard but because i wanted to know what Alfie got up to.  

Written by author and comedian David Baddiel and illustrated by Jim Field this book is perfect for new chapter book readers.   The fun word art, pictures and creative hilarious writing will definitely keep your young reader engrossed.

The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked

The boy who could do what he liked

Alfie leads a life with routines.  There is a routine for everything in his life all to a strict time schedule.  Alfie has a setting up for dinner routine, an eating dinner routine, a clearing the table routine  - you get the picture.  Alfie, his dad and her new partner all seem to work around Alfies routines. Even Alfies babysitter understands Alfies routines and the way things need to be done.  

One night Alfies father and stepmother need to go out to an important dinner and the babysitter cancels.  Admist the dilemma of no babysitter, Alfie finds a card in a drawer that says  "Mrs Stokes  - in case of emergencies". 

Mrs Stokes arrives and the real adventure begins! 


David Baddiel is an author and comedian. He has written and performed in a series of highly successful TV comedy shows, including The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. His debut children’s novel, The Parent Agency, was the bestselling 9-12 debut of 2014 and was hailed by the Guardian as ‘funny, sometimes moving and always engaging.’ David is a brilliant and original new voice in children’s fiction. He lives in London. 

Illustrated by the hugely talented Jim Field, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize


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