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Written by Chae Strathie

Illustrated by Ben Cort

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Winner of Bookbug Readers category (3-7 years) Scottish Children’s Book Award 2013

Fans of Aliens Love Underpants will laugh equally loudly at this story which also has a useful moral. With its gunk on the carpet and junk on the bed, the bedroom of Johnny McNess is such a mess that his mum is sure that the horrible Jumble Monster will soon be along to feast on the horrible slobbery. And mum is right! Luckily, there is one machine that Jumblebum cant stand and Johnny gets him into it as soon as possible. And his room is never messy again!


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Jumblebum Synopsis

A funny story...all about the importance of tidying up. Johnny thinks that his room has its own special style. But his mum thinks his room is...a MESS! Johnny doesn't care...until all the chas attracts the terrible Jumblebum Beast. Will Johnny end up in the Jumblebum's tum - or can his secret plan save the day?

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ISBN: 9781407108018
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781407108018
Publication date: 7th January 2013
Author: Chae Strathie
Illustrator: Ben Cort
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Chae Strathie

Chae Stratie was born 32 years ago in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, when he was very small. Since then he has grown a great deal, to the extent that nowadays he is considerably bigger than a baby. He was educated in a secret underwater laboratory built by the Government, before escaping in a huge bubble at the age of 18. After that he embarked on a series of ill-fated schemes designed to win friends and impress girls. The most notable of these disastrous outings was his attempt to reach the South Pole on a £2.99 plastic sledge pulled by a team of cats. Chae is ...

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