In which Toby devises quite a cunning plan to get what he needs to hang out with the cool kids and their mons.
(Step one, distract Karen/keep her busy. Step two, acquire address and phone book from mum's strictly out-of-bounds study. Step three, find Sarah's number, backing up hesitant 5-year-old reading skills with a birthday card signed by sister to compare letters and identify her name. Step four, make call to cool big sis in secret from mum who doesn't like you talking about monsters and goblins. Result: Get to borrow cool big sis' giant shaggy monster friend to show other kids on the playground.)
(Yeahh. I had a late, and a bit of a hurry.)
One possible plot point to take away from all this: Ludo won't be around for the girls' Labyrinth run.
Oh gosh so many credits.
Any recognizable creature or character featured here not mine.
Toby, Ludo, Sarah, Karen, Merlin the sheepdog [from 'Labyrinth'] (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly&Bowie
Kipper and Sarge are mine
Totoro and Mei ['Tonari no Totoro'] (c) Ghibli
Sully and Boo ['Monsters Inc'] (c) Pixar
Lilo and Stitch (c) Disney and Chris Sanders
Calvin and Hobbes (c) Bill Watterson
Max and a Wild Thing (c) Maurice Sendak
Bastian Balthazar Bux and Falkor from 'The Neverending Story' originally by Michael Ende.