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Children's

Head Kid is a wildly entertaining wish-fulfilment adventure that asks the question: what would happen if the strictest head teacher swapped bodies with the naughtiest kid in school?    

 

Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But there’s one big problem: Ryan Ward.   

 

The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that in the end the Head Teacher just walks out. And then the new Head Teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise – and Ryan’s – when they swap bodies.   

 

Now Ryan is Head Teacher – and his mortal enemy is one of his pupils. It’s every naughty kid’s dream!  But soon Bracket Wood School is in a total mess – and only its worst ever pupil can fix it…   

 

David Baddiel’s children’s books have now sold over 1 million copies worldwide and have been translated into twenty-seven languages. His latest novel Birthday Boy, published in paperback earlier this year, rocketed into the top ten children’s bestseller list where it debuted at No.3.     

About the Author

David Baddiel is a comedian and author. He began his career as a writer after graduating from Cambridge with a double first in English literature in 1986. He was a judge for the Guardian First Book Award in 2000 and the Man Booker Prize in 2002. He lives in London with his family. 

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