Oh my! What is that smell? Why, it’s The Stinky Kid! The Stinky Kid takes a humorous approach to talking about the always sensitive, uncomfortable, and embarrassing subject of personal hygiene with children. As children get older and start to approach that time in their lives when the hormones kick in and the odors become unbearable, hygiene is often not an easy subject to bring up. Drawing on his experiences as an elementary teacher, author Joe Garces wrote this non-confrontational and humorous story as a way to break-the-ice with his students when it came time to teach personal hygiene to his classes.
About the Author
After completing a series of adventure themed books based on his three sons and their individual interests, author Joe Garces is back with a new title, The Stinky Kid. Following Garrett the Firefighter, Tyler the Cowpoke, and Ryan the Pirate, in The Stinky Kid Joe takes a step away from basing the story on actual people and instead draws from his experience as a former elementary school teacher. A graduate of Southern Utah University with a degree in elementary education, Joe is a firefighter and arson investigator for the City of Oxnard in Southern California. Joe lives in the small town of Santa Paula, CA with his extraordinary wife Taira and their three decidedly non-stinky boys, Garrett, Tyler, and Ryan.
About the Illustrator
This is the first collaboration between author Joe Garces and illustrator, Irene Czusz. Irene is a professional graphic designer and children’s book illustrator, who specializes in combining sketching, painting, and digital art. Being interested in art since she was a child, Irene’s art draws from her childhood experiences and dreams. Irene loves nature, good stories, and movies and her exquisite sense of humor shines through in her art. She is the owner of Image Art Factory in Cracow, Poland.