Silly Book for Kids

Do not get this story unless you want a silly book for kids!  Written by an English author, his books are finally making the trek to the US where they just may usher in an era of excessive frivolity.  Badgers posing as lemurs, a never ending song about jam, and the evil mustache are just the tip of the iceberg for this narrative.  The shenanigans are just beginning with this new series.

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Title: Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Badness of BadgersStinkbomb and ketchup-face silly book for kids

Author: John Dougherty

Target: Grade 2-4

Series: Yes

What this book is about:

In the Kingdom of Great Kerfuffle Stinkbomb and his sister Ketchup-Face are on a hunt to find the badgers who have stolen $20 from Stinkbomb’s piggy bank. Of course they enlist the help of King Toothbrush Weasel in their escapades and his cat, who is in fact the entire army of the Kingdom of Great Kerfuffle. While the badgers try to play themselves off as lemmings, and Ketchup-Face tries to fend off an attack by the badgers by singing 4,769 verses of the Blueberry Jam song, a great kerfuffle ensues! But don’t worry, parents won’t try and ruin the fun because there are no parents in this story.

Why I love this book:

  • This is delightfully clever and silly stuff. The humor just keeps a lovely even, never ending tempo throughout the whole story. Children will love the fun and the absurdity of the story. I mean who can resist a noble stead, otherwise known as Eric the Shopping Cart?
  • I love how the characters work within the preamble of being in a story. Parents are absent because they really slow things down. Royal outfits are donned instead of pajamas so that kings appear splendid in the tale and even chapters are not required to finish at the end of a sentence.
  • The illustrations have changed with the US printing and they are much improved over their UK counterparts. They are funny and expressive and suit the story to a T.

Who this book is for:

Kids who have been enjoying the series Bad Guys or Dog Man are great candidates for this book. This is also a wonderful story to read aloud!

Final thoughts:

In the next book they meet a magic porcupine and I foresee a rather uncomfortable hug involved.

To purchase this book:

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