Another Vinyl Cafe audiobook that had me grinning from ear to ear.
Honestly, these short stories written and read by Stuart McLean are so clever and sweet and funny and good natured I can hardly believe it's taken me so long to discover them. I had always known they existed, and occasionally caught the tail end of a story on CBC radio, but never really listened. So when my library had some CDs to check out I jumped at the chance to bring them home and listen from beginning to end.
Vinyl Cafe stories all revolve around the family of Dave and Morley and their two children Stephanie and Sam. Planet Boy is all about Sam and the shenanigans he and his friends get up to at school and over the summer holidays in a way that reminded me of the Calvin and Hobbes comics. The stories are fiction, but they're also very true.