This takes the form of Tom’s battered homework diary – crammed with
his doodles and stories.
“Exciting News! Mr Fullerman announces that class 5F are going on
an ‘Activity Break’! Which should be fun. As long as I don’t get
stuck in a group with anyone who snores or worse still with . .
. . . Marcus Meldrew.
Delia is already threatening to paint my room funny colours while
I’m away. Which is annoying. I just hope the only surprise I have
when I get home is the new pet that I hear Mum and Dad talking
about. Because I’ve always wanted a pet!”