Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Bees of Stupidity

Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Bees of Stupidity

By Author / Illustrator

John Dougherty, David Tazzyman



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Oxford University Press




Paperback / softback




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 . . . it'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!



This is another in a series of books featuring the exploits of Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face, the brother and sister mystery-solving duo from the isle of Great Kerfluffle. The mystery this time involves a group of missing evil and wicked badgers, stolen clothing, a swarm of bees (or maybe not) and a gaggle of menacing office chairs. The plot, as you can probably tell from the above, is completely bonkers and delightfully cosy all at the same time; the badgers' evil and wicked ways involve dressing up in striped rugby shirts and pretending to be bees and the office chairs, despite their best attempts to inflict the worst kind of punishment known to 'furniturekind', end up in a big hole in the ground. Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face, despite their names, come across as well-intentioned, helpful and keen to solve mysteries. There are numerous illustrations and font changes which break up the text into manageable chunks. This, when added to the repetitive nature of the text, makes this series ideal for young readers just starting to read independently. 169 pages / Ages7-9 / Reviewed by June Hughes, school librarian

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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