Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers
John Dougherty; illustrated by Sam Ricks
A hilarious send-up of fantasy quest novels, perfect for fans of Adam Gidwitz and Jon Scieszka.
Welcome to the kingdom of Great Kerfuffle!
Great Kerfuffle is really great. And there's usually a kerfuffle (the clue's in the name really). This particular kerfuffle started the day Stinkbomb's twenty dollar bill went missing. Stinkbomb and his little sister Ketchup-Face know exactly who took it: the badgers. After all, they're called badgers because they do bad things; otherwise they'd just be gers.
They bring news of the badgers' treachery to King Toothbrush Weasel (don't get us started on the story behind his name…), who sends them on a quest to rid the land of badgers. What follows is a full on kerfuffle-fest, containing: one deep dark forest, a grocery cart in distress, a song about jam--and, of course, a band of very tricky badgers.
Be prepared to laugh your socks off, and maybe your ears, too.
From the Hardcover edition.