This is a review post. I received this item in exchange for my honest review. Below you will find just that, my honest review.
Sometimes kids need a funny book to read. One that makes them laugh and want to read more, no matter how reluctant of a reader they may be. Author John Dougherty has done that with Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine.
Ray Ray loves silly books. The silly books that are easy to read and make you laugh, many times out loud, making those around you wonder what you are reading! When I was given a chance to review Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine, I knew this was a book that he would love. Man, was I ever right!
The BADgers are back in Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face’s second adventure, perfect for fans of The Stinky Cheese Man and Pseudonymous Bosch.
The villainous badgers have escaped from prison, and it’s up to Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face to find them and put them back! Only someone who knows about stories can point them in the right direction, so they consult Miss Butterworth, the Ninja Librarian.
After referring to a copy of Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine, Miss Butterworth sends them on their quest. Along the way, they encounter raccoons who are definitely NOT badgers in disguise, a really REALLY long traffic light, a rabbit in a prickly coat, and a banana-eating hammerhead shark, all leading to a showdown with the badgers. Can the kids think fast enough to save the king from being shot out of the biggest water rocket in the world? We don’t know. But we’re going to read it and find out!
Ray Ray grabbed this book out of my hands the minute I opened it up. He jumped right into reading it and hasn’t stopped, even after finishing it in three days, he decided to reread it! Was I surprised he completed it so fast? No. This book is recommended for ages 8-12 or grades 3-7. Ray Ray is reading at an upper 6th-grade level, so this was a perfect book for him. Not to mention, he loves the other funny laugh out loud books that are on the market right now and reads them just as fast.
The pages of this book are set up in a fun, pull you in, sort of way. They include pictures, words in pictures and bolded print with different fonts throughout. This made it enjoyable for Ray Ray to read. However, I did notice that if you were a mom who would tell your child to read “x” amount of chapters, some days you would be cheated and the kids would win!
We have not read the book that comes before this one, Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers, but that was not a problem as we had a “What Happened…” section that filled us in from the viewpoints of all the main characters. This was enough to please Ray Ray, but it was also enough to make him want to read that one as well, so guess what Ray Ray wants Gaga BB?!
If you have a child who loves those funny, laugh out loud books, the ones filled with comics and easy to read pages, this is a book you will want to check out! Ray Ray says, “Be ready to laugh out loud and have to explain that to whoever is nearby. If you can, read it alone in your room, so you don’t get embarrassed laughing out loud!” I would have to say, this is a win in our house!