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Mince Spies

Written by Mark Sperring

Illustrated by Sophie Corrigan

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2018

Christmas is coming and there is war in the shops! In every supermarket in the town all the Christmas treats are being smashed up as soon as they get into the shops. Beautifully decorated cakes and biscuits have been sent flying and even Christmas puddings have been heaved off the shelves. Who’s the spoilsport who is ruining Christmas? The trusty Mince Spies are sent in to watch the shelves and they soon discover the surprising culprits! It takes the intervention of Santa Claus himself to make everyone feel better and for Christmas to become fun again! A thoroughly ridiculous and hugely enjoyable Christmas adventure.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for November 2018: 

Mince Spies by Sophie Corrigan

Hampstead the Hamster by Michael Rosen

The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater

Atlas Adventures: Wonders of the World by Ben Handicott

Helen Oxenbury: A Life in Illustration by Leonard S. Marcus

The Dog that Saved Christmas by Nicola Davies


Mince Spies Synopsis

Who or what is destroying all the Christmas treats in the supermarkets? Santa sends his Mince Spies on a secret mission to uncover the culprits. With puff-pastry jetpacks, shortcrust walkie-talkies and squirty whipped cream they foil the villains - with a bit of help from Santa.

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ISBN: 9781408893470
Publication date: 15/11/2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408893470
Publication date: 15th November 2018
Author: Mark Sperring
Illustrator: Sophie Corrigan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Mark Sperring

Mark Sperring worked as a printer before becoming a bookseller, and later becoming a children's book author. Mark is the author of Dino Mummy, Dino Baby, Dino Daddy, Four Silly Skeletons, I'll Love You Always and The Naughty Naughty Baddies (Bloomsbury), Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step (Puffin) and The Sunflower Sword (Andersen). He lives in Bristol.  Read an interview with Mark Sperring here.

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