Instead, she just tells Alfie to do what he likes. And that's when things start to go weird. Does everything get hilariously out of control? Yes.

Does Alfie learn a valuable lesson? Nah. This isn't that kind of story... DISCOVER CHRISSIE...

THE GIRL WHO HAD NEVER BEEN ON A TRAIN! Chrissie loves trains. She has train books, train pictures - 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 - and changes her life forever. MARVEL AT ARIEL...

THE CHILD WHO HAD NEVER BEEN ON HOLIDAY! Every year, Max, Lily and Jack are taken to Snoring-On-Sea for their holiday - quite possibly the most boring town in the world. There's nothing to do and nothing to see - 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 - a mysterious child called Ariel. Ariel claims to have never left their tiny island, and to Ariel, everything about Max, Lily and Jack's lives is amazing - fish and chips, fizzy drinks... even the view of the brick wall out of their bedroom window.

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ISBN/EAN 9780008222499
Author David Baddiel
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date 11 May 2023
Format Paperback
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Only Children : Three Hilarious Short Stories

Alfie has a routine. To be honest he has a lot of routines. But then one day Alfie's babysitter is unavailable, and Alfie's parents get Mrs Stokes instead. Mrs Stokes doesn't do routines.

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