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An Alien in the Jam Factory

Release date: April 1st 2021

The first book in a hilarious, jam-packed new adventure series starring Scooter the inventor and his top secret alien sidekick.

McLay’s jam is the best – on toast or straight from the jar. But keeping a lid on his top-secret creations is lonely work for Scooter. That is until Fizzbee the friendly alien crashes through the factory window!

 

Only problem: a broken window is the perfect opportunity for Daffy Dodgy to break in and steal Scooter’s book of inventions…

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Pre-order now: Waterstones, Bookshop.org, Amazon

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Jam Inventions Challenge

Can you come up with a jam-tastic invention worthy of McLay's Jam Factory? Check out my short six-minute creative writing challenge video and give it a whirl!

 

Don't forget to send me your inventions afterwards so I can tell you how fab they are! 

 

Need some inspiration? Click here to see the Jam Inventors Gallery.

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Looking for some fun jammy activities? Check out our Alien in the Jam Factory activities page, where you can find colouring, crafting, coding & cooking!

I'm always delighted to be asked to visit schools, libraries and festivals, either virtually or in-person, to meet my future readers and talk about my life as an author.

 

I offer both author talks and creative writing workshops and like to bring a sense of fun to my visits.

 

I can tailor my talks and workshops to KS1 & KS2 and use pictures, props and game-play to help stimulate ideas and keep the children engaged.

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The video is FABULOUS!!!!! I properly giggled, thank you! I can't wait to see what the children come up with.

We have just watched the video and we loved it! Chrissie was so engaging and [our child] was super excited to get started on designing his jam invention! 

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We loved sharing Chrissie's fabulous author video today and the children really enjoyed coming up with their jam-tastic inventions. The parents also enjoyed it!