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Jingle Smells

Written by Mark Sperring

Illustrated by Sophie Corrigan

Early Years Key Stage 1 Stories about Animals Humorous

LoveReading View on Jingle Smells

Meet your new favourite whiffy Christmas hero

When a little skunk wanders into town on Christmas Eve, all sorts of trouble follows. He’s so pungent, he even causes the Christmas tree in the square to crash to the ground! Don’t worry though, because this stinky night ends happily all round with the little skunk a whiffy Christmas hero. Once again, the creators of Mince Spies and Santa Jaws find a completely different and very funny take on Christmas, while still working in Christmas trees, snow, Santa Claus, reindeer and lots and lots of good cheer. The rhyming text is perfect to read aloud – preferably near a Christmas tree – and the illustrations are full of festive fun. Scores very high on the Ho Ho Ho chart!

Andrea Reece

Jingle Smells Synopsis

Jingle Smells, Jingle Smells Jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to be a skunk on Santa's sleigh!

It's Christmas eve and Jingle the little skunk can't WAIT to see all the twinkly fairy lights. But as he skips into town, his terrible WHIFFY stink causes ALL SORTS of trouble. Poor Jingle is convinced he's ruined Christmas . . .

But when Santa himself is captured by a gang of wicked robbers, it's up to our stinky hero to save the day.

Can his Jingle Smells save Christmas for everyone?

A hilarious festive romp from the creators of Mince Spies and Santa Jaws. Don't forget to hold your nose!

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526636805
Publication date: 14th October 2021
Author: Mark Sperring
Illustrator: Sophie Corrigan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Year Groups: Early Years, Key Stage 1
Topics: Animals, Humorous, Festive Fiction

About Mark Sperring

Mark Sperring worked as a printer before becoming a bookseller, and later becoming a children's book author. Mark is the author of Dino Mummy, Dino Baby, Dino Daddy, Four Silly Skeletons, I'll Love You Always and The Naughty Naughty Baddies (Bloomsbury), Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step (Puffin) and The Sunflower Sword (Andersen). He lives in Bristol.  Read an interview with Mark Sperring here.

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