Alex and Jess are back in another brilliantly bonkers and slightly sinister adventure from Jennifer Killick in ‘Alex Sparrow and the Furry Fury.’ Still high on the adrenaline of their last mission Alex is determined to get involved in another case fit for a super agents like him and Jess but the only mystery on offer is the disappearance of the school guinea pigs. But fear not, it’s not long before strange and rather bonkers things begin to happen, much to Alex’s excitement. Ninja squirrels are on the rampage stealing people’s mobile phones, foxes are keeping the town awake at night howling like demons screaming from hell, oh and Colin, Alex’s neighbours cat has gone missing. Whilst Alex is determined to get to the bottom of these unexplained occurrences, Jess is more worried about Rex the new boy at school whose Mum runs the animal sanctuary. Together they volunteer to help at the sanctuary, where they discover that the animals are unnaturally terrified and realise something is very, very wrong.
Jennifer has exceeded herself with the follow up to ‘Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink,’ it’s a hilarious, bizarre adventure that just oozes humour and warmth. Alex and Jess despite being the complete opposites makes a formidable team with their winning combination of brains and bravery despite moments were they are genuinely terrified they refuse to give up. Jennifer has assembled a truly magnificent cast of characters, that you genuinely care about. I still love Bob, Alex’s goldfish. One of the finest comedy moments is the negotiation between Bob and Elle over the décor of their new goldfish bowl before they agree to move in together. It’s this attention to detail and clever, subtle humour playing perfectly in the background – as the chaotic adventure unfolds – that makes this book a joy to read. I have to give a shout out to Mr Prickles who totally stole my heart and showed us a side to Alex that we’ve never seen before which is wonderfully endearing. A non-stop, action packed, laugh out loud adventure that will keep you turning the pages until you’ve devoured the whole story.
Thank you to Firefly Press for sending me a copy of this fabulous book, ‘Alex Sparrow and the Furry Fury’ is available to buy now online or from any good bookshop.