Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink
By Jennifer Killick | Published May 2017
First in the hilarious Alex Sparrow series
Alex Sparrow is a super-agent in training. He is also a human lie-detector. Working with Jess, who can communicate with animals, they must find out why their friends – and enemies – are all changing into polite and well-behaved pupils. And exactly who is behind it all.
Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink is a funny, mid-grade novel full of farts, jokes and superhero references. Oh, and a rather clever goldfish called Bob. In a world where kids’ flaws and peculiarities are being erased out of existence, Alex and Jess must rely on what makes them different to save the day.
Praise for the book
Selected for the Summer Reading Challenge 2017
Longlisted for the Shrewsbury Big Book Award 2018
‘A brilliantly bonkers, side-splitting, superhero story.’ M.G. Leonard
‘Stuffed full of humour, mystery and the unexpected, this hilarious adventure is a laugh-out-loud extravaganza of a read.’ Booklover Jo
‘Had me in giggles the whole way through.’ Hellopipski’s Blog
‘An irresistible combination of humour and heart.’ Big Book Project
‘A very funny story full of suspenseful moments.’ Primary Times
‘This is a hilarious, exciting, fun read, and it is filled to the brim with great characters. Alex is confident, smart and completely unself-aware, while Jess is straight-talking, unique and incredibly brave. There are laugh-out-loud moments throughout the book, which make you hope this is only the beginning of a fantastic new series.’ BookTrust
‘Laugh your socks off with this brilliantly funny fantasy adventure from a debut author whose passions are writing and running.’ Lovereading4kids