Sparky Smart from Priory Park The Crinkly Cousins and other mishaps



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The crinkly cousins come to stay – Some weeks, even the simplest things in life can go a little haywire. In this wonderfully real comedy of errors, the Smart family and their visiting cousins experience one such week of calamity and chaos.

Have you ever tried to help someone out of a sticky situation, only to find that the ‘solution’ just makes things worse, until they are spiralling out of control? In The mysterious case of the vanishing slippers, poor Sparky learns that even the best intentions can go hilariously astray.

Sparky Smart is desperate for a dog, but Mrs Smart is unconvinced. So when Sparky – known for her bright ideas – is given the opportunity to look after the neighbour’s Chihuahua puppy in A dog for a day , she thinks it’s the perfect chance to show her mum just how easy pet-ownership can be…

'I loved how Stanley exaggerates everything and the Crinkly Cousins are so funny! I like when Mrs Smart thinks the slippers are rats. It’s hilarious when Mrs Obi asks Sparky if she could look after their dog and it ends up in Miss Clatworthy’s garden! My favourite character is Sparky.' Cate aged 11

'If your family doesn’t quite get things right all the time, then reading about the Smarts will be like looking in a mirror. These fun, adventurous tales are packed with humour and wisdom, entertaining and enlightening children in equal measure. A heap of fun, nice big characters, and a healthy reminder that God’s helping us through the crazy capers that life throws at us. Be Smart: these stories belong on your children’s bookcase - or better still, off it!' – Paul Kerensa, author, TV comedy writer and performer


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