Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers by John Dougherty
  

Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers

Written by John Dougherty
Illustrated by David Tazzyman

Synopsis

Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers by John Dougherty

Winner of the Great Kerfuffle Best Book of Last Tuesday Hey you! No, not you - the person behind you. No, not him either. Left a bit, left a bit more ...You! Oh for goodness sake ...never mind ...Dear Everyone (including you!)! Welcome to the world of Great Kerfuffle! It's really great. And there's usually a kerfuffle (the clue's in the name really). Come and join our intrepid heroes Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face as they set off on a highly dangerous and nail-biting adventure (or it may just be very silly and mildly perilous!). Oh, and there might be a few dodgy badgers hanging about too ...Meet the funniest collection of characters ever known to mankind in this stupendously hilarious book that will make you laugh your socks off, and quite possibly your ears too.

Reviews

... a gigglefest from start to finish. * Minerva Reads Blog * An anarchic story of a brother-and-sister team * Lorna Bradbury, 'Christmas Books 2014: best children's books to read', The Telegraph * Full of good humour, this hilarious story will appeal to all young readers. * Ruth Swindon, The Best New Children's Books: Summer 2014 * Laugh out loud humour with some wonderful illustrations from David Tazzyman... make this a super read. * Kathy Lindsay, The School Librarian * A sure-fire winner * Imogen Russell Williams * Dougherty is very funny and I like an adventure that has a natter with itself, a postmodern novel for tweens... due to the novel's clever storytelling - you don't need to be Terry Eagleton to appreciate it. * Alex O'Connell, The Times Children's Book of the Week * This wonderfully zany story is perfectly paired with the scratchy stylings of David Tazzyman

About the Author

John Dougherty

John Dougherty was born in Larne, Northern Ireland. He studied psychology at university and then tried his hand at a number of jobs including YMCA hostel worker, factory machine operator, and unsuccessful singer-songwriter, before becoming a primary school teacher.

Whilst John was teaching, his interest in children's literature was reawakened and he soon began writing stories and pestering publishers with them. After the publication of Zeus on the Loose (2004) he left teaching and took up writing full-time, only with more tea breaks. More recent books include the critically-acclaimed Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face series and his poetry collection, Dinosaurs & Dinner-Ladies.

His books have been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards and chosen for various book of the week/year roundups by the broadsheets, but more importantly, they make children giggle.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Author

John Dougherty
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

19th December 2013

ISBN

9780192734495


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