Only Children : Three Hilarious Short Stories
Author: Baddiel, David, Field, Jim, Lenton, Steven Published 11/05/2023 | Hardback
144 x 224 x 30 | 414g
A Sunday Times Best Book for Children 2023
From million-copy bestselling author David Baddiel comes a laugh-out-loud collection of three short stories for readers of 8 and up, brilliantly illustrated by Jim Field and Steven Lenton.
MEET ALFIEâ€¦ THE BOY WHO COULD DO WHAT HE LIKED!Previously published for World Book Day 2016Alfie has a routine. To be honest he has a lot of routines.
But then one day Alfieâ€™s babysitter is unavailable, and Alfieâ€™s parents get Mrs Stokes instead. Mrs Stokes doesnâ€™t do routines. Instead, she just tells Alfie to do what he likes. And thatâ€™s when things start to go weird.
Does everything get hilariously out of control? Yes.
Does Alfie learn a valuable lesson? Nah. This isnâ€™t that kind of storyâ€¦
DISCOVER CHRISSIEâ€¦ THE GIRL WHO HAD NEVER BEEN ON A TRAIN!Chrissie loves trains. She has train books, train pictures â€“ and, of course, model trains. But Chrissie has never been on an actual train. In part, because Chrissie doesn’t find getting around as easy as other people. Then, Chrissie finally gets on a train, with her Grandpa Henry, to go down to London for an important operation. Her parents and Henry hope the journey will take Chrissie’s mind off things.
And they’re right: but in a way they couldn’t possibly imagine. Because Chrissie’s trip from Scotland to London turns out to be quite literally magical â€“ and changes her life forever.
MARVEL AT ARIELâ€¦ THE CHILD WHO HAD NEVER BEEN ON HOLIDAY!Every year, Max, Lily and Jack are taken to Snoring-On-Sea for their holiday â€“ quite possibly the most boring town in the world. Thereâ€™s nothing to do and nothing to see â€“ even the beach at Snoring-on-Sea is dull and grey.
But this year, something DOES happen. The children meet someone on a tiny island out at sea â€“ a mysterious child called Ariel. Ariel claims to have never left their tiny island, and to Ariel, everything about Max, Lily and Jackâ€™s lives is amazing â€“ fish and chips, fizzy drinksâ€¦ even the view of the brick wall out of their bedroom window.
And their new friend forces Max, Lily and Jack to see Snoring-On-Sea in a whole new lightâ€¦
Three hilarious, heart-warming and adventure-filled stories that will have you laughing out loud!