Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Bees of Stupidity by John Dougherty

Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Bees of Stupidity

Written by John Dougherty
Illustrated by David Tazzyman


Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Bees of Stupidity by John Dougherty

Ssh! Keep the noise down! Shut Uuuuuppp!!! Thanks ...There are strange things happening on the island of Great Kerfuffle. Listen carefully ...can you hear that humming noise? It's getting louder ...and louder's coming this way! I think we'd better LEG IT!! Oh, hang about, here come our heroes, Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face to save us. They're sure to know what's beehind all this strange beehaviour. Let's hope they don't buzz off beefore the end of the story!


'Crazy plot, hilarious characters and brilliant pictures' * Jo Cotterill, author * 'Utterly silly and utterly splendid' * Making Them Readers Blog * 'Really, really, really, really funny!' * Jake * 'Wowsers my trousers! This book is brilliant! More, more, more!' * Jemima * 'I thought this book was hilarious - I nearly laughed my socks off!' * Maddy * 'Great fun, especially when read aloud.' * Parents in Touch *'

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


192 pages


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Author's Website


Oxford University Press

Publication date

17th June 2015



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