Popular in recent days, this, The G's bedtime selection on Monday, The B's for the following two nights.
Like all our favourite children's books, this one centres around one or two rather implausible occurrences. For instance:
1) The boy, the main character, discovers an aeroplane in his cupboard.
2) He manages to pilot said plane to the moon.
3) He is able to parachute back down to Earth in order to fetch petrol and tools.
4) The Martian then succeeds in lowering a rope to pull him back up again.
The above events were all accepted without question, although at one point, The B did take issue with one erroneous detail that even I had overlooked.
"Martians don't wear clothes," he squealed, his indignation clear. He has a point . . . .