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Catching the school’s runaway guinea pigs is not really giving Alex job satisfaction, but how can he find a bigger test for his and Jess’s awkward superpowers? Jess is more worried about the bullied new boy, whose Mum runs the local animal sanctuary. To befriend him she gets a voluntary job there, but she soon realises that something is very wrong; the animals are terrified. People start reporting strange events: things missing, property destroyed, and the local squirrels have turned mean. The police have no suspects. It looks more and more like a job for Agent Alex... 

The brilliant cover for Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink was designed by Alex Dimond. You can find him on Twitter: @alexplosion


The cover and internal illustrations were drawn by Heath McKenzie. If you’d like to see more of his work, take a look at

Published by Firefly Press

Alex Sparrow and the Furry Fury

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