The incorrigible toddler is now asking the infamous question: 'Why do I have to go to bed when I'm not tired?', and she uses every stratagem she can think of to avoid her fate: monsters in the cupboard, hairy spiders, thirst, even outright escape! But when she finally does go to sleep, her bed is empty. Wherever has she gone now?
The Saddle Club’s number one practical joker, Stevie Lake, has decided to reform. The only problem is, no one believes her. Maybe that’s why no one in the cast of the video Stevie is making for school will cooperate. Cinderella on Horseback? Puh-leease! It has to be a setup to make them look stupid and give Stevie the last laugh. That’s when the stars of the film – Stevie’s best friends, Carole Hanson and Lisa Atwood, and Stevie’s boyfriend, Phil – plan a few tricks of their own. The only problem is, the jokes are having a ripple effect. Everyone at Pine Hollow Stables is about to get a taste of practical joking, Saddle Club style.
Jess, Mel, Amber, Sam and Cara are lucky enough to be able to spend as much time as they can with their favourite ponies at Vicki's Riding School. Grooming, sweeping the yard, even mucking out is fun when you love ponies as much as they do.
As long as you can ride a pony and follow clues you'll be fine . . .
With the girls and their ponies all performing so well at the Riding School, Vicki decides to challenge them to something different - a charity Treasure Hunt! All the girls are excited and hoping to win.
But snooty livery girl Henrietta is also desperate to come first and when the girls find some surprise treasure during the hunt, it looks like she might just do that . . .
Jeff Thompson is delighted to be picked as captain of Sanford Primary School’s football team. With an enthusiastic new teacher and a team full of talent – not least that of loner Gary Clarke, with his flashes of goal-scoring brilliance – he is determined to lead Sandford to success. Their goal is the important League Championship- and their main rivals are Tanby, who they must first meet in a vital Cup-tie… From kick-off to the final whistle, through success and disappointment, penalties and corners, to the final nail-biting matches of the season, follow the action and excitement as the young footballers of Sandford Primary School learn how to develop their skills and mould together as a real team – a team who are determined to win by playing the best football possible!
William is scared of the place under the stairs. He is absolutely sure there's a great big and probably hungry grizzly bear lurking there. He is utterly convinced that the bear will gobble him up if he doesn't feed it, so every day he carefully opens the door, throws in some food and slams it shut quickly - wham, bang, thump!
Find out what happens when a nastly smell pervades the house and Mum and William decide to investigate . . .
READING MY NEW BOOK IS JUST LIKE LISTENING TO ME ON THE RADIO . . .
WARNING: THIS IS A COLLECTION OF MY GENUINE DISTRACTIONS AND MAY PROMPT LAUGHTER.
I AN DISTRACTED BY:
Comments sent in by my listeners:
'Once I took some black puddings out of the freezer only to find a mole! I had found it in the garden and intended to send it to Chris Packham for Springwatch' Mrs D
'My mum said women of a certain age shouldn't wear beige jackets as from the back they look like a baked potato.' Lorna - Edinburgh
Travelling back in time:
I don't want to be a killjoy, but I remember a time before duvets were the norm, so I'm already apprehensive. And bearing in mind the lack of female toilets now, basic needs are going to be tricky.
Children, drunks and leggings NEVER lie
The Atom Bomb
The idea of 'the bomb' had me awake for years. I felt it might be up to me to get the cellar ready, but Mum was rather casual about the whole thing
I am genuinely distracted by everything, and I don't think I'm alone in this. I consider my love of distraction a thing to be cherished.
Like the annuals of my youth, this book is filled with puzzles, activities and mental musings. I hope that every page tickles your fancy. This book might be a perfect conversation starter at a dinner table, or the last thing you're flipping through before bed. I promise that you'll laugh at least once.
So here we go. I am passing my distractions on to you.