"I was out on the balcony eating a cheese and jam sandwich. Red Leicester and Gooseberry. I took a mouthful and chewed it a bit. It was OK but it wasn't great, and nowhere near as good as strawberry and Cheddar. That was my best recipe yet.
I spent a lot of time out on the balcony. The flat was so small it felt like you were living in a submarine. But the balcony was fab. Out there you could see for miles...
You could see the jumbos circling slowly in the sky waiting for a space on the runway. You could watch the police cars ten storeys down, weaving their way round the tiny streets, their sirens screaming.
You could see the park, too, and sure enough, in the middle of the huge expanse of grass, there was the figure of a solitary man holding a metal box in his hands. Buzzing high above his head was a tiny model helicopter, banking and swerving like a dragonfly.
It was Dad..."
Two boys discover that their teachers aren't who they seem to be.
Original title: Gridzbi Spudvetch!
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Science Fiction→ Aliens