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Jasper and Scruff

Written by Nicola Colton

Illustrated by Nicola Colton

Part of the Jasper and Scruff Series

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LoveReading View on Jasper and Scruff

Charming, odd couple friendship story

March 2019 Book of the Month

Jasper is the type of cat who knows what he likes. He likes his smart flat and his smart wardrobe (lots of bow ties). He’s determined to be accepted into the Sophisticats club, ‘for the finest felines around’, and invites them to dinner. Somehow though while doing the shopping he meets the scruffiest puppy you can imagine. When Scruff follows him home it looks like Jasper’s dinner party will be ruined but in a surprise ending he discovers that maybe the little puppy is exactly the right kind of friend after all. It’s a fun story about friendship and acceptance, and Jasper and Scruff are very appealing characters especially in Nicola Colton’s boisterous illustrations. A great book to share, but it’s also just right for newly independent readers.

Andrea Reece

Jasper and Scruff Synopsis

Smart kitty. Mucky pup. Here comes trouble...

Jasper has everything he could want - a fancy apartment, bow ties in every colour and a large book collection. The only thing he's missing is the right type of friends! Jasper wants to become a member of `The Sophisticats', a society for exceptional felines, more than anything. When they accept Jasper's dinner invitation, he knows his chance to impress has arrived. But a boisterous puppy called Scruff follows Jasper home and his evening doesn't quite go to plan...

A laugh-out-loud tale of friendship with colour illustrations, perfect for new readers moving on from picture books, and fans of Claude, Rabbit and Bear, Dixie O'Day, Squishy McFluff and Cowboy Pug.

Jasper and Scruff Press Reviews

‘Jasper and Scruff are best friends, but they don’t know it yet...I think that you will love this funny, exciting, fluffy book!’ – Perry, age 8

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ISBN: 9781788950695
Publication date: 07/03/2019
Publisher: Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788950695
Publication date: 7th March 2019
Author: Nicola Colton
Illustrator: Nicola Colton
Publisher: Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month
Other Categories: Early Readers

About Nicola Colton

Nicola Colton is an Irish illustrator living in Bristol and is the creator of the popular `People of Bristol'. Her work has featured in editorials, print and web campaigns for clients such as Boots UK and Failte Ireland and in various exhibitions. Her debut picture book, A Dublin Fairytale (O'Brien Press), was nominated for an Irish Book Award in 2015 and Zim Zam Zoom! (Otter-Barry Books) was longlisted for the CLiPPA and UKLA Book Awards 2017.

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