Watch First News readers quiz author David Baddiel
22nd November 2021
THIS week, the Press Club from Ashcott Primary School in Somerset (pictured below) joined First News for a special Zoom interview with author David Baddiel to talk about his new book (The Boy Who Got) Accidentally Famous. David read an extract from the new book before being quizzed by the students about the book, his favourite biscuits and THAT football song…
Who is David Baddiel?
David Baddiel was born in 1964 in Troy, New York, but grew up and lives in London. He is a comedian, television writer, columnist and author (in fact, he’s a million-copy bestselling author!) of several novels, including his new book, (The Boy Who Got) Accidentally Famous.
What is his new book, (The Boy Who Got) Accidentally Famous about?
Nothing extraordinary has ever happened to Billy Smith. In fact, every single thing about him is ordinary, including his name. But when a documentary crew turns up at Billy’s school to film the new TV series School Daze, everything changes.
Billy shouldn’t stand out: all the other kids are much more interesting than him. But when remixes of his boring class presentation go viral, Billy finds himself accidentally an overnight star. With his friends Bo and Rinor by his side, his life turns into a whirlwind of red carpets, TV shows, albums and even the possibility of meeting Sunshine De Marto – the coolest girl on the planet. But as everyone knows, fame comes with a price…
The Boy Who Got Accidentally Famous is an epically entertaining tale, brought to life with illustrations by the brilliant Steven Lenton, which asks the question – what if everyone suddenly knew your name…?
WATCH David Baddiel reading a passage from his new book, (The Boy Who Got) Accidentally Famous for First News readers:
WATCH David Baddiel answer questions about his new book, (The Boy Who Got) Accidentally Famous:
WATCH David Baddiel answer questions about the characters in his children’s books:
WATCH David Baddiel answer questions about his childhood and school days:
WATCH David Baddiel answer a few fun footie questions:
Read the full interview in this week’s First News (issue 805).