Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers
Written by John Dougherty
Illustrated by Sam Ricks
Ages 8 - 12
Grade level 3 - 7
If you love funny books like I do, you’ll love this one! It’s punny and funny, and that’s just the names of the main characters, Stinkbomb (big brother) and Ketchup-Face (little sister). Stinkbomb discovers $20’s missing, and he decides the Badgers stole it. They can’t help it…look at their name, badgers. The kids ask King Toothbrush Weasel for help, but he’s so mixed-up, he can’t tell a badger from a rhino. (He banned the badgers, instead of the rhinos. Sheesh!) A shopping cart is their faithful steed and a song their best weapon. (No wonder! Ketchup-Face’s Blueberry Jam, has 47,777 verses. Egads!) The story ends when the badgers are finally caught. How? In a giant garbage can trap! Interested in singing Blueberry Jam, on key? The music’s at the end of the book. Happy reading…and singing!
Whenever I read or write, I find a comfy chair with a great view. I get my favorite drink, stretch out, and let the words take me away.