Kid’s Book Review: The Spy in the Jam Factory

Kid’s Book Review: The Spy in the Jam Factory

About the Book and Author / Illustrator

Scooter and Fizzbee are experts when it comes to making out-of-this-world jam inventions. But lately there have been a few hiccups. Giant vegetables, floating children … their new line of jam infused with Fizzbee’s alien ingredients has got a little out of control.

Scooter and his friends decide it’s time to launch Operation: Make Fizzbee Look Good to reassure the villagers that Fizzbee isn’t dangerous. Unfortunately, someone else is getting to work on Operation: Make Fizzbee Look Bad. Agent Fleur De Vious, the one and only spy in the Alien Intelligence Agency, believes Earth should be alien-free. After she receives a request from Fizzbee’s family to visit her, she decides enough is enough – she’s going to find evidence of Fizzbee’s wrongdoings and have her evicted once and for all. Will Scooter be able to stop her in time?

Chrissie Sains is the author of the ‘Jam Facotyr’ Series published by Walker Books.

Jenny Taylor graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Graphic Design and in 2019 with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration. She hails from Scotland but now lives in the North West.

Book Review

I read this book every day as I could not wait to get to the end

I loved this book. It was a bit too wordy to read so my Mummy and Daddy read it to me.

Fizzbee was my favourite character. She was so fun and colourful. I loved the mystery and all the different jams. I wish they were real – I read this book every day as I could not wait to get to the end. I would love to read the other books in the series. The illustrations helped my imagination picture the characters. I did not like the Spy – Agent De Vious, she was mean. It was a great ending to the story.

From Noah’s Dad – I read most of this to Noah. He was engaged throughout the story. It was well written to keep a young reader interested in the story. Noah read short passages. He understood the text. I would recommend this for children age 7+ if reading alone or 6 plus if they have assistance from their parents.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Noah
  • Age: 6 years
  • Likes: Reading, construction and biking
  • Dislikes: loud noises and being woken up
  • Favourite Book: Too hard to choose!
  • Favourite Song: You're Welcome by Dwayne Johnson
  • Favourite Movie: Sonic the Hedgehog