In Spooky Town, there live many ghosts, ghouls, skeletons, and scary creatures. However, none of these creepy characters wants to play with a particular ghost—Smelly Ghost. The reason is simple: Smelly Ghost only consumes frightening junk food. He devours bone chips, chocolate toes, and eyeball pizza. Sadly, these foods make his tummy growl and yell—keeping everyone far, far away. Devastated, Smelly Ghost wonders why no one wants to be his friend.
One day, Janice the mummy-cleaner suggests to Smelly Ghost that perhaps he try eating some creepy vegetables and spine-chilling fruit. What does he have to lose? He eagerly begins to munch on ghoul carrots and to nibble on slime bananas. And in the process, Smelly Ghost starts to feel more energetic and even floats higher and faster. Slowly but surely, the other Spooky Town inhabitants creep back toward Smelly Ghost, and he is soon playing with them every day. Smelly Ghost is an entertaining book that also encourages children to eat healthy, promoting not only a nutritious diet but also a healthy body and mind.
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Bethany Straker is an illustrator and designer. She has illustrated for various magazines including Bliss and Disney Girl at Panini Comics, GoGo's Crazy Bones at Titan Publishing, Running Fitness, and Runner's World. She collaborated with Isabel Atherton on her first adult picture book, Zombie Cat, which was published in 2012.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
SMELLY GHOST is the story of a little ghost with bad eating habits. Smelly Ghost eats a lot of junk food, which upsets his tummy, resulting in the scary creatures in Spooky Town keeping their distance. I particularly enjoyed the names given to the junk food – slime cookies, fizzy snot soda and eyeball pizzas! Fortunately for Smelly Ghost, he gets some good advice and tries eating some fruit and vegetables to help cure his tummy aches. Again, the names of the food were great fun and will hopefully get a few giggles. The story gently encourages children to eat a healthy and balanced diet. Once Smelly Ghost puts his healthy eating plan into action, he starts to feel better and more energetic and isn’t so lonely anymore. Bethany Straker, as always, adds a touch of magic to the story with her outstanding illustrations. Each page delivers such wonderful imagination from both illustrator and author and will surely have readers poring over the details of each spread. SMELLY GHOST is super cute, delivers a good message, and is the perfect Halloween picture book with its oozing snacks and spooky monsters!