Review of David Baddiel’s new book The Person Controller

Our family love reading. It’s great for language and literacy development and great fun too. We are considering a house extension just for a library!

I was chatting to a librarian friend a few months back and she mentioned this 2010 study “Family scholarly culture and educational success: Books and schooling in 27 nations” M.D.R. Evans a,∗, Jonathan Kelley b, Joanna Sikora c, Donald J. Treiman
A few of the key findings from this study were:
Creating a ‘reading culture’ and having a wide selection of books present in the home enhances a child’s educational attainment.
Increasing the number of books in the home, even by one title at a time, has a great impact on a child’s learning and boosts their attainment in the first few years of school.

In the light of this evidence for the value of reading we have another guest book review from my 8 year old reading monster.

She’s been reading David Baddiel’s new book. The Person Controller.

Who are the main characters?

The main characters are Ellie and her twin brother Fred. Ellie is really good at video games.

Who was your favourite character?
The fat man, Ellie’s dad because he likes bacon. I don’t like
the bully because he is mean.

Which character would you like to be and why?

The mystery man as he is mysterious.
The story was funny and very silly. I do not think it would happen in real life.

Since finishing this book she’s asked me to buy her the prequel. The Parent Agency. I think that speaks volumes!

 

WIN a PS4

What would YOU do if you had a Person Controller for the day?

 

As we said Ellie loves to play games.  Harper Collins – the publishers are giving away one PS4. To win your own PS4 enter on http://thepersoncontroller.harpercollinschildrensbooks.co.uk/

 

We were sent this book to review by the publisher. The review is our own honest thoughts on the book.

 

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