Listen to Tom Fletcher’s song ‘Different’

Are you a kidderling, a grown-up or even a sneaky Creaker? Whoever you are reading this, then congratulations, because you’ve found the secret song written by Tom Fletcher. Here’s the author himself to tell you where he found his inspiration – and the music, of course. Enjoy!

Tom Fletcher

Hey Kidderlings, Grown-ups and Creakers,

It’s Tom here – the grown-up who wrote The Creakers. If you’ve just finished reading it, then thank you very much – I enjoyed writing it more than a Creaker loves the sweaty sock fluff between your toes. Some of you may know that as well as writing books I also write music. Music and songwriting is a huge part of my life and incredibly important to me, which is why I have written a brand-new song specially for The Creakers called ‘Different’.

On the surface, The Creakers is about horrible, disgusting creatures who love our rotten rubbish but *spoiler alert* once Lucy understands more about them and their world, it turns out that they’re not that bad... they’re just DIFFERENT. For me, that is what this book is really about: realising that we are ALL different and for that reason we are all the same.

Being different isn’t something to feel embarrassed about; it’s to be embraced and enjoyed. It’s OK that we’re all different – that’s what makes each and every one of us special. This song is all about that. I hope you enjoy ‘Different’.

This song is for everyone else who’s not like everyone else.

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