The Jennings Report
When Jennings and Darbishire discover a hibernating hedgehog they are instantly intrigued. Then, when Venables tells him that foxes eat hedgehogs, Jennings decides to rescue it. But things rarely go to plan for poor Jennings, and after a series of mishaps involving Miss Thorpe's puppy and a bottle of Ants Anti-Escaping Fluid, Jennings is left wondering whether Old Sleepy will make it through the winter.
Reviewed on 12th November 2023
Book 19 of the Jennings series once again sees a varied set of events which tie together into mishap and misunderstanding. Not however one that I have any memory of from when I would have last read it as a child.
Possibly more holistic than some of the other novels, this one is structured around the rescue of a hibernating hedgehog, who plays a role throughout.
The story comes together well, although some aspects of the middle seem to lack payoff, and I’m not sure that they add enough comedy value without that.