Me: What’s the matter with Harriet?
Nell: She’s very unhappy about losing her ball.
Me: You mean the one that sunk in the river?
Nell: Kev threw it away.
Me: Harriet asked him to throw it. He didn’t know it was half eaten and had lost its bounce.
Nell: It was her favourite ball.
Me: There’ll be other balls.
Nell: Easy for you to say. You’d be very unhappy if I threw your book in the river.
Me: You mean the one I’m reading now?
Nell: You’ve only got a few pages to go.
Me: That would be a horrid thing to do.
Nell: Exactly. It’s just the same.
Me: It’s not the same at all.
Nell: I know. I’m just pulling your tail.
Me: You mean leg.
Nell: No, I don’t. Harriet’s in a mood because David says she can’t have her own trailer.
Nell: When we start filming. David says Harriet might have to share her trailer.
Me: Harriet isn’t going to be sharing a trailer with anyone.
Nell: I’m not sharing. Not even with you.
Me: That was almost a compliment.
Nell: I suppose David could share with Harriet if pushed.
Me: There aren’t going to be any trailers.
Me: It’s an animated series. It’s all in the illustrations.
Nell: You said it would bring us to life.
Me: It will. That’s what Derek is going to do with his drawings.
Nell: So what’s our job then?
Me: You are his inspiration. In the same way as you are mine.
Nell: So, the best thing we can do is to keep on having adventures?
Nell: And one adventure could be making a movie?
Me: It could.
Nell: We’re definitely going to need our own trailers.
Me: Of course you are. Sorry.