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An Alien in the Jam Factory

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I really liked the way this was portrayed as being something which allowed Scooter to develop his brain-power, rather than his body-power. The main character has Cerebral Palsy, it's only mentioned briefly - it's so subtle that you barely notice.

Scooter is full of ideas, has made lots of great inventions to help the factory run well and create some amazing jam flavours, but all he really wants is a pet. As a adult listening to this I enjoyed it but could only imagine how much children would with the bits of toilet humour thrown in!Candy Gourlay introduces Wild Song, her companion novel to Bone Talk, in which Luki and Samkad leave their home in the Philippines for America.

The illustrations by Jenny Taylor really helped to keep the children focused, especially assisting those children with a lower reading age.Scooter McLay’s cerebral palsy affects how quickly he can move his body, but his hyper-creative brain is a constant fizz of brilliant ideas. By submitting a review you grant us the right to display and use it in any way; please read our General Legal Notices for full details. Although being born with cerebral palsy, the hyperactive brain he acquired as a by-product of this has ensured that Scooter is a master-mind of invention. But the lady next door, Daffy Dodgy at Dodgy Doughnuts want to get into the factory, she wants their jam. Chrissie Sains creates a fast-paced, endearing adventure that will have children twisting and turning as much as the rails of the McLay factory roller coaster.

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