|René Goscinny. Jean-Jacques Sempé, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||120 / 2011|
Despite the best intentions, Nicholas creates plenty of mayhem on his own, and here the irrepressible schoolboy is joined by Alec, who's always eating; Cuthbert, who's always top of the class; Matthew, who's always bottom of the class; and Mary Jane, the little girl who lives next door. In the 16 stories here, they try to make friends with the owner of a new bookshop near their school, take part in a chaotic radio interview, and play an unusually messy game of chess.