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Head Kid Reviews

Head Kid by David Baddiel, Steven Lenton

Head Kid

David Baddiel, Steven Lenton

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1 review

Category: Children's
Imprint: HarperCollins Children's Books
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6 Sep 2018
ISBN: 9780008200527

From the million-copy bestselling author of THE PARENT AGENCY and BIRTHDAY BOY comes 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?

1 Prize for Head Kid

The British Book Awards
2019 Shortlist: Children's Fiction Book of the Year

Alice O’Keeffe, Books Editor at The Bookseller, said: “Our shortlists this year took the judges from Georgian London to the Second World War to contemporary New York. There are books from exciting fresh voices at the very start of their career, contrasted with books from with well-established brand authors at the top of their game. These are the books that sum up 2018 but which, we think, will be read for years to come.”


4 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
12 May 2019

"notable for its heart-in-the-right-place satire"

Baddiel’s body-swap story about the naughtiest boy and the strictest head offers poo jokes and silliness, but is most notable for its heart-in-the-right-place satire of Ofsted inspections, how to bore children at school, and competitive parents who ruin their children’s lives by worrying about league tables.