A compulsive liar has his bluff called when he is asked for proof.
Runaways Augustus and Arthur take refuge in a haunted cottage and waste everyone's time by crying wolf; they soon discover that actions have consequences.
A bully steals a pair of glasses and a trumpet from the new boy in school, but the new boy ends up having the last laugh.
Fat girl litters.
When Terry steals a soccer kit from school, he takes home more than he bargained for.
Prince Norman becomes invisible after having been misnamed Prince Noman by his senile father; his mother makes him a new face out of the most prominent features on the faces of his despotic family.
Belinda and Percy always get what they want; when their father gives them a magic elephant foot, they use it to summon the elephant back to life.
Alexander puts off going to bed and loses his eyelids.
Huge Hugh is a giant who is always in need of more and more space; he gets so big that he bursts and a snail slimes right through him.
Amos Stirling wants his daughter to be a genius and makes her study 20 hours a day; by denying her a childhood, Amos awakens the Childhood Snatcher, a midnight shadow who turns the little girl into a wrinkled old woman before her fourth birthday.
Fedora Finklestein likes money and schemes to get it; she passes off a fake as a missing cat to get a reward, but on the way home, she's eaten by a tiger.
Herbert Hinckley loves TV almost as much as chips; one night he gets sucked into the TV and meets all his favorites, but then he can't escape.
The Honorable Jack Delaunay de Havilland de Trop never stops talking; a ventriloquist performs at his sister's birthday party and turns Jack into a ventriloquist's dummy.
Christmas is a time for goodwill, peace, love and joy, except for Fick and Finn; the identical twins couldn't be more different, which causes trouble at Christmas time.
Nathaniel's parents have created a wax museum of contemporary celebrities. When Nathaniel borrows from the models to style his hair, the lifeless figures take a fiery revenge.
Cheating Broccoli Brassica resorts to genetic modification to grow the largest fruit and vegetables in town.
Spoilt Prince Spencer and Princess Britney are pledged in marriage. When Britney calls off the engagement because Spencer is so ugly, Spencer undertakes an ugly revenge.
Lisa Toadley is horrible to her little brother, Wycombe, but has ambitions to become the World Champion Musical Statuer. Unfortunately she might just get her wish.
Humpty Egg is forever taking things apart to see how they work, but never puts them back together again, which means that the Egg household is in permanent chaos.
Popering Partridge is embarrassed to be seen in public with his parents, because his father has an unusual job.
It's 1950, a time long ago before vacuum cleaners. Mrs Spew is a grass widow because her husband is away all week selling brushes. As a result their daughter Victoria is out of control.
Purnellopy Underblanket is a terrible speller, but intent on coming top in the National Spelling Bee she secretes a bee in her ear, expecting it to `buzz' her the answers.
Bart Thumper refuses to eat vegetables. When his parents trick him into eating cauliflower he discovers that he has the smelliest farts in the world.
A girl who picks her nose is picked off by the Bogeyman, who turns her into a bogey for a day and shows her what it's like to be picked, licked, rolled and flicked!
Josiah Reeks refuses to obey signs, which is a problem. The sign on the disused lighthouse - `Here Be Dragons' - draws Josiah like a moth to a flame.
Petty is a sulker; a petulant princess with a long face who is jealous of others. However, an encounter with The Headless Horseman gives her face a whole new look.
Hemp Sock is the son of the Hippy Lord. When Hemp Sock's baby sister, Moonunit, is born with even more beautiful hair than Hemp Sock, the boy cuts all of her hair off in jealousy.
BS Brogan is a boy who does not believe in using punctuation. A blonde monk answers Mr and Mrs Brogan's parents' plea for a tutor to teach their son how to write properly.
Vain Georgina will do anything to become a beauty queen. Her parents seek to alter her nasty behaviour by asking the Blood Doctor to change her bad blood.
Emily Stiff mistreats her teddy bear (made at the Bugaboo Bear Factory) and wishes she hadn't when she's turned into a stuffed toy herself, and is sold to another little girl.
Cat Clore bullies her seven brothers and sisters into being in her gang, but when she misbehaves in a place where she shoudln't be, the effects are permanent.
Hannibal is a terrible biter, who only stops when the bed bugs bite.
Delia Dethabridge finds out what happens to characters when a story lies unfinished in a book.
Timothy won't eat his food. He's warned that if he continues to leave it, the Spaghetti Man will snatch him and turn him into pasta, which is exactly what happens.
A girl who hates history exams is offered help from a ghost who appears in the exam hall.
Naturists' son Nobby finds it difficult to distinguish between real life and dreams, after finding himself naked in the street with the girl of his dreams in his arms.
Jumbo Ferrari wants to always be at the cutting edge of fashion.
Picked to be the Shellsuit FC team mascot at the Cup Final, fame goes to Sammy Slitherall's head. The only known cure - a head-shrinking practitioner of Chinese medicine.
Holly's face is stolen by Two-Faced Fairy.
Shannon Shellfish's single-minded desire to have a papier mâché lobster leads her into hot water - so hot in fact that she screams and screams and screams and screams.
Dorothy May is always playing jokes on her little sister, but one day the tipping of piranha into the public pool leads to a surprise bath with snapping fish coming from the tap.
The Clothes Pigs pay a visit to Truffle because his bedroom is untidy.
A young girl who blackmails her family and friends with compromising photographs taken on her new mobile gets her come-uppance from the Soul Stealer when she inadvertently appears in one of her own photos.
Billy Burglar learns that stealing is wrong when he is sent to prison.
In his quest for the perfect conker, William will throw anything at a horse chestnut's branches. The damage to local trees is so bad that the red-fingered gardener turns him into a giant Canadian conker.
There is a legend that wild wolves eat babies. When 11-year-old Garth Macqueen behaves like a baby to attract attention to himself and away from his new baby sister, the wolves seek him out and take him.
Jack Frost is cruel to old people and is taught to appreciate how wicked the cold can be by the Weather Witch, who whips up an ice age and turns him into an ice sculpture.
Two selfish sisters are so wasteful with water that the Watermelon Plumbing Company turns them into watermelons, which are then used to quench the thirsts of their dehydrated classmates.
The Recyclops recycle a person who doesn't contribute to the human race.
Dolores Bellicose has the loudest voice in the world and she won't stop shouting. Dolly and Dot, the school librarians, contact an alchemist and silence her by turning her into a golden statue.
Always one hour behind the rest of the world, Tom is one hour late for everything. That includes the space shuttle that will take him to the safety of the moon when the world explodes.
A young boy who constantly says he can't do something even when he can, is tied up in knots by the Puppet Master, and learns that you should only say can't when you mean it.
Monty avoids using the loo after he flushes his python down it.
A machine drags a computer games-obsessed boy into its cyber world.
The Knucklebones exact their revenge on Gilbert when he steals their new bike.
After Cherie is turned into a fruit bat, the only thing she can eat is fruit.
Lazy Savannah Slumbersome loves nothing more than to stay in bed all day, but lie-ins are frowned upon at the Fit Camp, so Savannah and her sleeping bag are accidentally turned into a witchetty grub.
A con man arrives in Dork - the stupidest town in the world - and promises its inhabitants untold gifts if they first allow themselves to be eaten by a giant.
A young girl who enjoys murdering moles with her family is cursed to live a life of blind fear in underground tunnels after she maims a mole with a faulty rocket.
A bad sport meets his death in a nasty game of snakes and ladders.
When Simon gets in a sulk, he locks himself in his bedroom. What he doesn't know is that there is a band of trolls who can open locked doors at will.
A tale where a pair of running shoes contain bad magic. Tommy Knock was killed by WW2 bombers in 1941, but their drone still fills the sky today.
Elvis the urban fox resorts to cunning disguises to avoid the hounds and horses of the urban hunt who chase him through the back gardens of Tooting.
We meet Joe Alexander who does not respect books and tears out their pages. The goblins of Goblin Mountain bury him alive and turn him into a tree from which they can make more paper.
Ethel wants to have an extra stomach so she can indulge in her favourite pastime - eating. When she mistreats her new pet stomach, it takes its revenge.
Benjamin is taught a lesson for abusing the power of a magic top hat.
Araminta, who is superstitious to a fault and drives her parents from their home and is killed by a cow that falls from the sky. Something she could not have predicted.
Chico has horrible parents and seeks love and friendship from the stick men he draws on his walls, but when the stick men come to life and take Chico back inside his picture there's no coming back.
The tooth fairy extracts revenge on a young girl who insists on spreading lies.
Here is Bessy who has the messiest room in the world, until she falls inside her laundry mountain and meets the O'Reilly leprechauns who want her to stay as their housekeeper.
Poor boy Spike falls in love with a girl who loves her hair more than him. To help her win Miss Beautiful Locks he gives her magic grass seed to eat, but when the grass grows, a hungry cow eats her.
This edition features Bill who never eats his greens, but after a terrible accident with a combine harvester and a rabbit called Tubs, he does.
Weepy Wen is used to turning on the crocodile tears to get what she wants, but she doesn't bargain on the crocodile coming back for his tears.
Greta is so clumsy that she knocks her own house down, an act that deserves to be punished by the People Potter. He turns her into china, so that she is breakable herself.
Bill is taught to stop sucking his thumb.
Helen always skives off washing up by sitting on the loo reading comics after meals. When Bogman rushes round the U-bend to grab her, she rather wishes she were downstairs, with dishcloth in hand.
When an accident-prone boy loses his head, he has to find someone to stick it back on again.
Dirty Bertie loves being dirty, but soon changes his mind when a filthy hag called Putrid wants to marry him.
Chocoholic Serena treats her younger sister Eli like a slave. Serena eats a piece of chocolate which turns her into a fly, and Eli takes revenge.
A GP, fed up with a schoolgirl who keeps faking symptoms to get off school, prescribes Dr Moribundus, an old-fashioned doctor with some brutal archaic methods.
What a whizzing hols the chums were having, until the Fearless Five's ripping picnic goes wrong when the fruit farmer catches them scrumping.
Jack is scared of the dark, so that going upstairs to fetch a bedtime book is a terrifying adventure. He imagines all sorts of bogeymen and trolls - all the result of dripping taps and creaky floorboards.
A boy terrified by the shadow dancing outside his window is calmed by a ghost story from his grandmother.
Cruelty to spiders leads to nasty consequences.
A ruthless tycoon who destroys rainforests in order to give his cattle grazing land finds the trees have come back to haunt him.
Spoilt brats Tristram and Candy persecute their nannies mercilessly, so the Animal Magic Nanny Agency sends a crocodile to sort them out.
Felicity's father calls her `princess' and buys her anything she wants. Her clothes are the envy of the world until Miss Shears turns up with her magic scissors.
A new barber in Saucy-on-Sea cures the town's children of cheekiness by trimming their tongues.
A child with a hatred of shopping and a love of sweets meets a sticky end when he visits the spooky shop.
Ginger and Mad Milo terrorise an old insect-collector, but some termites manage to take their revenge on Ginger.
Isabel, an innocent young girl, unlocks the secret of what lies behind a locked door in the world's most haunted house.
A man makes his daughter study around the clock so that she will become a genius.
Stefan the telephone prankster gets a helium surprise from the gas man.