An interview with David Baddiel minutes after he finished recording of 'The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked' audiobook for World Book Day on March 3rd 2016.
Alfie has a routine. To be honest, he has a lot of routines. There’s the waking-up routine, the getting-dressed routine, the cleaning-his-teeth-in-the-morning routine, the getting-his-school-bag-ready-routine… and that’s all before 8:30am. But then one day Alfie’s usual babysitter is unavailable, and Alfie’s parents get Mrs Stokes instead. Mrs Stokes doesn’t do routines. Instead, she just tells Alfie to do what he likes. Over and over again. Eventually, Alfie decides to take her at her word. And that’s when things start to go weird.
Does everything get out of control and Alfie learn his lesson and realise that routines are really quite important to stick to after all? Nah. This isn’t that kind of story…
Written especially for World Book Day 2016, this is a fabulously entertaining and touching novella from David Baddiel, author of