The books have been about for years I remeber liking them when I was at school, however the BBC have made a live action version. It is on to series three here in the UK not sure about its availability in America. Suffice to say it is bloody funny. My daughter recently discovered it, and now likes it more than Phineas and Ferb. I’ll go as far as to say even the songs are better… The BBC were quite brave as they hired scetch show comedians with experience of Adult comedy so the show doesn’t talk down to children, its just generally funny.
Some of the songs are on Youtube…
Spartan School - is camp and a funny take on Glee
The King of Bling - A rap about the restoration of the Monarchy.