In a piece mainly about Round The Twist nostalgia (I think I have watched the whole series at least three times over with my two grandchildren), we also get to hear about a new novel from Paul Jennings, whose stories the original series was based on.
Jennings’ new novel, The Unforgettable What’s His Name, is about a boy who can blend into his surroundings like a chameleon. It’s funny, easy to read and a madcap romp. In my daughter’s favourite bit, a character gets soaked in monkey wee. And like all his books, it includes some subtle messages about childhood too.
“Some kids don’t want to be noticed – and that’s OK,” Jennings says. “But the world is changing in such a way that it is more and more difficult to get by if you are shy.
“I hope that the book tells the quiet people that their lives can be exciting and successful.”