Training a Greyhound and other Troubles

At the end of a day already fraught with trouble nine year old Rhys is devastated by the news of his missing soldier brother.

Firstly he has school problems. With his best friend Giddy, he chases grasshoppers and gets very dirty. He experiments with kissing a girl, April, who does not react like his brother's girlfriends.

Together Rhys and Giddy decide to train a very reluctant greyhound for racing and pocket money. Do they succeed?

But worse was to come - an invitation to April's birthday party.