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!".