David Baddiel

A new blockbusting Baddiel bestseller that's ahead of it's time....1,001 years ahead!

Future Friend is a terrifically entertaining time-slip adventure that combines action, laugh-out-loud humour and the importance of friendship in a story that imagines what it might be like if your best friend came from the future. When Pip propels into our world from 3020, she foretells a future where out-of-control climate change and mysterious viruses keep everyone inside. When she befriends child inventor genius Rahul, they join forces to get her back to her own time and - maybe - save the future.

Delivering all the classic ingredients of David’s bestselling fiction, in a filmic wish-fulfilment fantasy that will appeal to children everywhere, it is an epic comic adventure of time travel, talking animals and two best friends who work together to save the future.

Brought to life with illustrations by the brilliant Steven Lenton, who illustrated both Head Kid and The Taylor Turbochaser, this glorious time-travelling adventure is a family movie in book form and will send David’s millions of fans to a whole new dimension of entertainment!

Since storming into the children’s book market in 2014, David Baddiel has sold more than 1.3 million books through TCM, to become one of the UK’s bestselling middle- grade authors. David’s children’s novels have been translated into 29 languages and The Parent Agency, his first book for children, has been optioned for film by Fox, and was the winner of the inaugural Laugh Out Loud Award.

David Baddiel said, ‘Future Friend is my first foray into science fiction, although strangely the world of 3020 may turn out to have a lot of resonances for children right now. It’s a story about time travel, amazing gadgets, robot clones, conspiracy theorists, animals that have evolved to speak and what it would be like to have a

computer chip in your brain that means you can answer any question a teacher could ever ask. But really, it's a tale about friendship.’

Future Friend is available in hardback (£12.99), with simultaneous ebook and audio voiced by David himself. Click below to buy a copy, or to enter our competition.