On a white screen, a hand starts a drawing. Then, a school appears. The title of show reads "Little Lunch."

Kids sing HEY, WHATCHA DOIN'?
EVERYBODY'S MOVIN'
IT'S TIME FOR
LITTLE LUNCH
IT'S TIME FOR RUNNING,
SWINGING, SLIDING
IT'S TIME TO BOUNCE
AND SEEK AND HIDE
IT'S TIME FOR SHOUTING,
LAUGHING, CLIMBING.

Schoolchildren leave school to have fun in a playground. They play different games, eat and chat.

The song continues IT'S TIME TO SKIP AND SWEEP
AND START THAT RHYME
BEFORE YOUR CLASS
GOES BACK
WELL, YOU'VE GOT TO
EAT YOUR SNACK
TAKE OFF THE PLASTIC WRAP
AND DO A LITTLE HAND CLAP
HEY, WHATCHA DOIN'?
EVERYBODY'S MOVIN'
HEY, WHATCHA DOIN'?
IT'S TIME FOR
LITTLE LUNCH!
WHOO!

Titles read "Screen Australia and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Australian Children Television Foundation presents in association with Film Victoria a Gris Mill production. Based on the books written by Donny Katz and Illustrated by Mited Vone. Adapted for television by Robyn Butter and Wayne Hope."

On the white screen, the finished drawing shows a hedgehog. A caption appears on screen. It reads "The Cake Stall."

[children's voices]

Facing the screen, Melanie says YESTERDAY I SET UP
A CAKE STALL TO HELP HOMELESS
PUPPIES.

Melanie stands in the street.

Melanie says HELP THE HOMELESS PUPPIES!
BUY SOME YUMMY CAKE!
ALL MONEY GOES TO HELP PUPPIES
WITHOUT A HOME!

At the playground, Melanie says I ASKED TAMARA AND DEBRA-JO
TO RUN IT WITH ME.
THEY REALLY GOT INTO IT.
At the stall, she says LITTLE PUPPIES NEED A HOME.
JUST 1 DOLLAR FOR A SLICE OF CAKE.
I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND IT.
NOBODY WANTED TO HELP HOMELESS
PUPPIES.
HOW COULD ANYONE NOT CARE ABOUT
PUPPIES WITHOUT A HOME?
HOW?

Tamara plays hopscotch.

Tamara says I THINK THE PROBLEM
WITH MELANIE'S CAKE STALL WAS
THAT SHE PICKED THE WRONG
CHARITY.
IT'S NOT THAT I DON'T CARE
ABOUT HOMELESS PUPPIES.
OF COURSE I CARE ABOUT HOMELESS
PUPPIES.
IT'S JUST THAT THERE ARE MORE
IMPORTANT THINGS TO RAISE MONEY
FOR.

Debra-Jo says MORE IMPORTANT
THINGS THAN HOMELESS PUPPIES?
LIKE?

Tamara says LIKE NET BALLS.
HAVE YOU HAD A GOOD LOOK AT
OUR NET BALLS LATELY?

Debra-Jo says NO.

Tamara says NO ONE HAS, BECAUSE
WE DON'T HAVE ANY.
WE
REALLY
NEED NET BALLS.

Debra-Jo says YEAH, I DON'T
THINK THE CHARITY CAUSE WAS THE
PROBLEM WITH MELANIE'S CAKE
STALL.
I THINK THE PROBLEM WITH HER
CAKE STALL WAS HER CAKE.

Tamara says THAT WAS DEFINITELY
ANOTHER PROBLEM.

Debra-Jo says SHE'D ONLY MADE
ONE CAKE AND IT WAS...

They both say DISGUSTING.

(music plays)

Melanie says I WAS VERY PROUD OF
MY CAKE.
IT WAS A GINGER HEDGEHOG SLICE,
AND I MADE IT ALL BY MYSELF.
IT JUST LOOKED A BIT FUNNY
BECAUSE EVERYONE AT SCHOOL HAS
ALLERGIES TO DIFFERENT THINGS,
SO I HAD TO LEAVE OUT A FEW
THINGS.
I LEFT OUT MILK, EGGS, GLUTEN,
SHELLFISH.
ACTUALLY, THE SHELLFISH WAS
EASY TO LEAVE OUT.
IT'S FOR THE HOMELESS PUPPIES.
ALSO, THE CAKE HAD NO BUTTER,
NO NUTS, NO SESAME SEEDS.
NO COCONUT.

Debra-Jo says NO FLAVOUR.

Tamara says NO TEXTURE.

Debra-Jo says NO CUSTOMERS.

Melanie says WHY DOESN'T ANYONE
WANT TO BUY MY CAKE?

Debra-Jo says I THINK MAYBE IT'S
THE GINGER.

Tamara says YEAH, IT'S THE
GINGER.

Debra-Jo says IT WOULD
DEFINITELY BE THE GINGER.

Melanie says THERE'S NOT EVEN
GINGER IN IT.

Melanie says I LEFT THE GINGER
OUT, TOO.
NOBODY LIKES GINGER.
YUMMY AND DELICIOUS GINGER
HEDGEHOG SLICE WITHOUT ANY
GINGER.
ONLY 1 DOLLAR A PIECE!
HELP THE HOMELESS PUPPIES!

Debra-Jo says I KNOW, MAYBE WE
SHOULD HAVE THE CAKE STALL
TOMORROW AND WE CAN ALL BRING
CAKES.

Tamara says YES, I CAN MAKE MY
SHORTBREAD BISCUITS.

Debra-Jo says AND I CAN MAKE MY
CARAMEL CUPCAKES.

Tamara says AND WE'LL MAKE A
BIG BANNER.

Debra-Jo says AND I'LL BRING
BALLOONS.

Melanie says BUT WHAT ABOUT MY
GINGER HEDGEHOG SLICE?
IT WILL BE YUCKY BY TOMORROW.

Debra-Jo says YUCKY BY TOMORROW.
IT WAS YUCKY THE MOMENT IT CAME
OUT OF THE OVEN.
IT WAS YUCKY THE MOMENT MELANIE
THOUGHT ABOUT MAKING IT.

Tamara says BUT MELANIE DIDN'T
THINK IT WAS YUCKY, AND SHE DID
NOT WANT TO POSTPONE THE CAKE
STALL.

Melanie says BUT IF WE HAVE THE
CAKE STALL TOMORROW, I HAVE TO
THROW MY CAKE OUT TODAY, WHICH
I'M OBVIOUSLY NOT GOING TO DO.
I NEED TO SELL IT TODAY.

Tamara says BUT, MELANIE, I
DON'T THINK YOU'RE GOING TO
SELL IT TODAY BECAUSE...
BECAUSE IT DOESN'T LOOK...
IT LOOKS NOT DELICIOUS.

Melanie says THAT'S ONLY BECAUSE
IT DOESN'T HAVE FLOUR, EGGS,
BUTTER, OR SUGAR.
BUT AS SOON AS SOMEONE TASTES
IT, THEY'LL SAY IT DELICIOUS,
TOO.

Debra-Jo says MAYBE SHE HAD A
POINT.
SOMETIMES THINGS LOOK
DISGUSTING BUT TASTE DELICIOUS.

Tamara says LIKE COCONUT.
A COCONUT IS VERY YUMMY BUT
LOOKS LIKE A TINY OLD MAN'S
HEAD WITH HARDLY ANY HAIR.
THE PROBLEM WAS WE NEEDED TO
FIND SOMEONE WHO DIDN'T MIND
EATING SOMETHING THAT LOOKED
DISGUSTING.

Debra-Jo says WHICH ACTUALLY
WASN'T SO MUCH OF A PROBLEM.

Rory says SURE, I'LL EAT A
PIECE.

Melanie says YES!

Rory says BUT I WANT MY DOLLAR
FIRST.

Debra-Jo says WHAT?

Rory says IT SAYS A DOLLAR A
PIECE.

Atticus says NO, YOU PAY THEM.
IT'S A CAKE STALL.

Tamara says YOU GIVE
US
A
DOLLAR.

Rory says WHY'D I GIVE YOU A
DOLLAR FOR THAT?

Melanie says BECAUSE YOU'D BE
HELPING THE HOMELESS PUPPIES,
OR ELSE THEY'LL HAVE TO SLEEP
IN A GUTTER, IN THE RAIN, IN
WINTER.
LITTLE FREEZING PUPPIES IN A
GUTTER.

Debra-Jo says I'M PRETTY SURE
THAT THE PUPPIES WEREN'T
ACTUALLY IN THE GUTTER IN THE
RAIN, BUT I HAD TO ADMIRE
MELANIE'S SALES TECHNIQUE.
THERE WAS NO WAY RORY COULD
REFUSE.

Rory says NAH, I'M NOT GOING
TO EAT THAT CAKE.

Melanie says WHY NOT?
YOU'LL EAT ANYTHING.

Atticus says THAT'S TRUE.
HE
WILL
EAT ANYTHING.

Melanie says PLEASE.

Rory says NO.
IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO PAY
ME THEN NO WAY.
I DON'T FEEL RIGHT EATING
HEDGEHOGS ANYWAY.

Melanie says HEDGEHOG IS THE
NAME OF THE CAKE.
IT'S NOT MADE OUT OF HEDGEHOG.
DID YOU SERIOUSLY THINK THAT?

Rory says NO.
MAYBE.

Melanie says THERE ARE NO
ANIMALS IN THIS CAKE, RORY.

Rory says REALLY?
WELL, HOW COME I CAN SEE A
LITTLE NOSE POKING OUT?

Melanie says THAT'S NOT A LITTLE
NOSE.
THAT'S JUST A BIT OF CHOCOLATE
THAT DIDN'T MELT.
ACTUALLY, I'M NOT SURE WHAT
THAT WAS.
I DIDN'T PUT CHOCOLATE IN MY
CAKE.
ANYWAY, AS SOON AS I THOUGHT
MY CAKE STALL WAS A COMPLETE
DISASTER, SOMETHING GREAT
HAPPENED.

Mrs. Gonsha says I AM SO PROUD
OF YOU GIRLS, GIVING UP LITTLE
LUNCH TO RAISE MONEY FOR SUCH
AN EXCELLENT CAUSE.

Melanie says WILL YOU BUY A
SLICE, Mrs. GONSHA?

Debra-Jo says IT'S REALLY YUMMY,
Mrs. GONSHA.

Mrs. Gonsha says OF COURSE I...
OH, ACTUALLY, I'M NOT SUPPOSED
TO HAVE FLOUR.

Melanie says THERE'S NO FLOUR IN
IT.

Mrs. Gonsha says I MUST QUIT
SUGAR.

Melanie says NO SUGAR, EITHER.

Mrs. Gonsha says ALSO I'M OFF
EGGS.

Melanie says NO EGGS, OR NUTS,
OR SHELLFISH.

Mrs. Gonsha says OKAY.
OH, I DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY ON
ME AT THE MOMENT.
BUT WHY DON'T I MAKE A DONATION
AFTER ALL THE CAKE IS GONE?
I MEAN, THE IMPORTANT THING IS
THAT YOU GIRLS ARE GOING TO
COLLECT PRINCIPAL'S AWARDS
AFTER THIS.

Now, Atticus and Rory stand in the playground.

Atticus says A PRINCIPAL'S
AWARD?
IT WAS SO UNFAIR.

Rory says YEAH.
WHAT WAS UNFAIR?

Atticus says THAT THEY WERE
GETTING A PRINCIPAL'S AWARD FOR
MAKING A TERRIBLE CAKE THAT NO
ONE WANTED TO BUY.

Rory says I COULD DO THAT.
I MAKE TERRIBLE CAKES.

Atticus says DEBRA-JO ALREADY
HAD ABOUT 50 PRINCIPAL'S
AWARDS.
I WANTED A PRINCIPAL'S AWARD.

Atticus says BATTIE, WE NEED TO
SET UP A STALL TO RAISE MONEY
FOR SOMETHING BETTER THAN
HOMELESS PUPPIES.
CAN YOU THINK OF ANYTHING?

Rory says WASN'T THERE AN
EARTHQUAKE IN ADELAIDE?

Atticus says NO.

Rory says SOMETHING HAPPENED IN
ADELAIDE.

Atticus says I DON'T THINK SO.

Rory says BRISBANE?

Atticus says WE NEED SOMETHING
PERSONAL.

Rory says I'VE GOT IT.
HOW ABOUT WE RAISE MONEY FOR MY
AUNTIE?
SOMEONE STOLE HER LAWNMOWER.
IT'S REALLY SERIOUS.
HER GRASS IS REALLY LONG.

Atticus says BATTIE?

Battie says WELL, ER, MY DAD
HAS DIABETES.

Atticus says DIABETES.
WHAT'S THAT AGAIN?

Rory says IT'S WHERE YOU CAN'T
STOP GOING TO THE TOILET.

Atticus says THAT'S DIARRHEA.

Rory says SAME THING.

Battie says NO, IT'S NOT.
DIABETES IS AN ILLNESS WHERE
YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
AND YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL OF
WHAT YOU EAT BECAUSE...

Rory says YOU CAN'T STOP
GOING TO THE TOILET.
THAT'S WHAT I SAID.

Atticus says ANYWAY, DOESN'T
MATTER WHAT IT IS.
SOUNDS PRETTY SERIOUS.
DIE-A-BEETEZ.
IT'S PERFECT.
I MEAN, IT'S A PERFECT CAUSE,
NOT A PERFECT DISEASE.
OBVIOUSLY.
IT'S A TERRIBLE DISEASE.

Debra-Jo says SO, JUST AS WE
DECIDED THAT IT DIDN'T REALLY
MATTER IF WE DIDN'T SELL ANY
CAKE BECAUSE WE WERE GETTING A
PRINCIPAL'S AWARD AND A
DONATION FROM Mrs. GONSHA...

Tamara says THE BOYS SUDDENLY
SET UP A STALL NEXT TO US.

Melanie says WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Atticus says WE'RE RAISING
MONEY, TOO.

Debra-Jo says HELP STOP
DIE-A-BEETEZ.
THAT'S NOT HOW YOU SPELL
DIABETES.
UNLESS YOU'RE RAISING MONEY FOR
ENDANGERED BEET TREES.

Rory says NO.
WE'RE RAISING MONEY FOR
BATTIE'S DAD BECAUSE HE CAN'T
STOP GOING TO THE TOILET.

Battie says WELL, THAT'S NOT
ACTUALLY TRUE.

Rory says HELP STOP
DIE-A-BEETEZ!
FIVE CENTS A SULTANA!
THREE SULTANAS FOR TEN CENTS!
WE MUST BRING AN END TO
DIE-A-BEETEZ!

Melanie says I WAS A BIT CROSS
THAT THE BOYS HAD SET UP A
STALL AS WELL, BUT I DIDN'T
THINK THEY'D STEAL MANY
CUSTOMERS SELLING BATTIE'S OLD
SULTANAS.

Rory yells HELP STOP
DIE-A-BEETEZ!
BUY A SLICE OF OUR SUPER
SANDWICH!

Melanie says BUT THE SUPER
SANDWICH WAS A DIFFERENT STORY.

Atticus says SPICY SALAMI,
CREAMY CHEESE, SERVED UP ON A
CRUSTY TURKISH PITA BREAD WITH
SESAME SEEDS.

Rory says 1 DOLLAR A SLICE!
HELP SAVE BATTIE'S DAD FROM
DIE-A-BEETEZ!

Tamara says EVERYONE KNOWS
ATTICUS BRINGS THE BEST
SANDWICHES TO SCHOOL.

Debra-Jo says HIS MOM'S A REALLY
GOOD COOK, SO HIS SANDWICHES
ALWAYS LOOK LIKE THEY COME FROM
A SHOP.

Tamara says AND WE COULDN'T
BELIEVE HE WAS SACRIFICING HIS
OWN SANDWICH TO RAISE MONEY FOR
A CAUSE.

Debra-Jo says THAT HE COULDN'T
EVEN SPELL.
I SUDDENLY REALIZED WHAT THIS
WAS ABOUT.
ATTICUS WANTED A PRINCIPAL'S
AWARD, TOO.

Kids queue in the boy’s stall.

Debra-Jo says YOU'RE JUST DOING THIS TO GET
PRINCIPAL'S AWARD.

Atticus says NO, I'M NOT.
I REALLY CARE ABOUT...

Debra-Jo says DIABETES?

Atticus says DIABETES.

Tamara says AND YOU'RE TAKING
AWAY ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS.

Atticus says YOU HAD NO
CUSTOMERS, SO HOW CAN WE TAKE
THEM AWAY FROM YOU?

Debra-Jo says AH.

Atticus says SPEAKING OF
CUSTOMERS, CAN YOU MOVE SO I
CAN SERVE MINE?

Tamara says THE BOYS ARE PLAYING
AGAINST THE RULES.

Debra-Jo says ATTICUS' SANDWICH
WAS NOT GLUTEN FREE, OR
LACTOSE FREE, OR SESAME SEED
FREE.

Tamara says SO IT WAS ABSOLUTELY
DELICIOUS AND THE BOYS WERE
GOING TO MAKE A LOT MORE MONEY
THAN WE WERE.

Debra-Jo says WHAT IF THAT MEANT
THAT THEY WERE GIVEN TWO
PRINCIPAL'S AWARDS?
I TOLD ATTICUS THAT HE WASN'T
ALLOWED TO SELL HIS OWN LUNCH
AND THAT HE HAD TO STOP.

Tamara says AND WHEN THAT DIDN'T
WORK, WE TOOK THE SANDWICH.

Tamara and Debra-Jo run holding the sandwich.

Atticus says HEY!
I COULD NOT BELIEVE THE GIRLS
HAD STOLEN MY SANDWICH.
I TOOK AFTER TAMARA.
RORY WENT AFTER DEBRA-JO.

Rory says IT WAS SO MUCH FUN.
I LOVE RAISING MONEY FOR A GOOD
CAUSE.

Tamara says I'M THE FASTEST
PERSON IN GRADE 5, SO ATTICUS
COULDN'T CATCH ME.

Debra-Jo says I'M THE SLOWEST
PERSON IN GRADE 5, SO RORY
COULD EASILY CATCH ME.

Tamara says LUCKILY SHE'S ALSO
THE SMARTEST PERSON IN GRADE 5.

Debra-Jo says OKAY, FINE, I'M
IT.

Rory says WHAT?

Debra-Jo says I'M IT.
MY TURN TO CHASE YOU.

Rory says I DON'T THINK -...

Debra-Jo says WE'RE PLAYING
TIGGY, SILLY.
SUPER SANDWICH TIGGY.

Rory says SO, GIVE ME THE
SANDWICH.

Debra-Jo says NO, I'VE STILL GOT
THE SANDWICH FOR THREE MORE
GOES, REMEMBER?
WE'VE PLAYED THIS BEFORE.

Rory says CAN'T CATCH ME!

Rory runs and Debra-Jo turns and runs to the opposite direction.

Atticus says SUPER SANDWICH
TIGGY.

Rory says SOUNDED SO REAL.
ARE YOU SURE WE HAVEN'T PLAYED
IT BEFORE?

Atticus says I COULDN'T CATCH
TAMARA.
RORY LET DEBRA-JO GO.
WE WERE NEVER GOING TO SELL OUR
SANDWICH.

Rory says WE
WERE NEVER GOING
TO SELL OUR SANDWICH.

Debra-Jo says COME GET YOUR
DELICIOUS SUPER SANDWICH!
SAVE THE PUPPIES!

Tamara says GET YOUR SUPER
SALAMI SANDWICH WITH CREAMY
CHEESE AND CRUSTY BREAD!

Melanie says GUYS, I DON'T THINK
WE SHOULD BE SELLING ATTICUS'
LUNCH.

Debra-Jo says MELANIE, WHAT
ABOUT THE PUPPIES IN THE
GUTTER?
IN THE RAIN?
IN WINTER?

Melanie says STILL, IT'S
ATTICUS' LUNCH.

Atticus says YEAH, THAT'S MY
LUNCH.

Tamara says THAT WE'RE SELLING.

Atticus says FINE, THEN WE'LL
SELL YOUR CAKE.
BATTIE, CATCH.
I PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT
THROUGH A LITTLE MORE.

Battie says I'M NOT A GREAT
CATCHER.

Melanie says MY CAKE!

Battie’s face is covered with cake.

Battie says I ACTUALLY REALLY
ENJOYED MELANIE'S GINGER
HEDGEHOG SLICE.
IT WASN'T OVERLY SWEET.
ALMOST A SAVORY KIND OF
DESSERT.

Battie sits in the playground. Melanie joins him.

Battie says IT WAS A VERY YUMMY
CAKE, MELANIE.

Melanie says THANK YOU, BATTIE.

Battie says I'M SORRY TO HEAR
ABOUT THE HOMELESS PUPPIES.

Melanie says I'M SORRY TO HEAR
ABOUT YOUR DAD'S DIABETES.

At the stall, Debra-Jo says YOU WRECKED OUR
CAKE!

Rory says YOU WRECKED OUR
SANDWICH!

Tamara says TRY SELLING THIS
NOW.

Atticus says TRY SELLING THIS
NOW!

They toss the products at each other.

Mrs. Gonsha says OH!

Atticus says YEAH, REALLY SHOULD
HAVE THOUGHT THAT THROUGH A
LITTLE MORE.

Mrs. Gonsha says WHAT IS GOING
ON?

Debra-Jo says THEY DIDN'T CARE
ABOUT RAISING MONEY FOR
MELANIE'S PUPPIES.

Atticus says THEY DIDN'T CARE
ABOUT RAISING MONEY FOR BATTIE'S
DAD.

Mrs. Gonsha says CAN YOU
HONESTLY TELL ME THAT ALL THIS
MESS HAS GOT ANYTHING TO DO
WITH FUND RAISING?

Atticus says I HONESTLY COULDN'T
TELL HER THAT.

Rory says AND I HONESTLY
COULDN'T TELL HER THAT BECAUSE
I HONESTLY DIDN'T HAVE A CLUE
WHAT HAD BEEN GOING ON.

Mrs. Gonsha says FOUR OF YOUR
ARE GOING TO CLEAN THIS UP
IMMEDIATELY AND THEN YOU'RE
GOING TO STAY IN THE CLASSROOM
AT LUNCH TIME AND WRITE ME A
STORY ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF
RESPECTING FOOD AND EACH OTHER.

Rory says AND PUPPIES?

Mrs. Gonsha says IF YOU WANT.

Rory says AND BATTIE'S DAD?

Mrs. Gonsha says I DON'T KNOW
WHAT THAT MEANS BUT, YES, IF
YOU THINK IT'S IMPORTANT.

Rory says IS IT IMPORTANT?

Tamara says SO WE STAYED IN FOR
THE WHOLE OF LUNCH TIME AND
WROTE OUR STORIES.

Debra-Jo says LUCKILY WE DIDN'T
GET PUNISHED.

Tamara says THAT WAS OUR
PUNISHMENT.

Debra-Jo says I DON'T THINK SO.

Tamara sighs.

Melanie says I DIDN'T RAISE A
LOT OF MONEY FOR THE PUPPIES,
NONE ACTUALLY.
BUT I THINK I RAISED AWARENESS.

Rory reads at the classroom.

Rory says AND EVEN THOUGH
BATTIE'S DAD KEPT NEEDING TO GO
TO THE TOILET BECAUSE OF HIS
DIABETES, HE PICKED UP THE
LITTLE PUPPIES FROM THE GUTTER
BECAUSE THEY NEEDED A HOME AS
MUCH AS HE NEEDED A TOILET.

[clapping]

The end credits roll.

The song plays UH-HUH, UH-HUH
HEY, WHATCHA DOIN'?
EVERYBODY'S MOVIN'
HEY, WHATCHA DOIN'?
LITTLE LUNCH!

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