Results of the Whitbread Book Award in the year 1978.
Sid Parker hoped no one would hear the squeaking noise coming from the kitchen pantry, but he was out of luck. Wakened by the eerie sound, his mother persuaded Bill, Sid’s stepfather, to investigate. Discovering the culprits, a pair of gerbils named Bubble and Squeak, his mother declared the pair had to go. But in Bill, Sid found an unexpected ally.