Book 1 in the Smelly Trolls series.
Rufus Sebbleford is the only boy in the world to have ever seen a real troll. So, when he finds out that trolls plan to attack Sludgeside School, he must stop them with the help of his good friend Polly.
Meanwhile, the Super-Troll-Knobbly-Foot family decide to turn their backs on smelly bottoms and eating children. They don't want to be bad any more. So, they paint themselves orange and try to live like humans. However, being enormous, horned and slimy makes it difficult to blend in.
Will Sludgeside ever be safe from the disgusting bad trolls and their horrifying leader, The Ogre of Uggle?
A stinky, squelchy adventure packed with secret dens, tree climbing, troll traps and lots and lots of revolting smells.
Reading age 8-10. Ideal to read aloud to younger children.
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|Age Range:||5 - 13 Years|
About the Author
She was born in Cornwall and grew up on Restronguet Creek. She studied Experimental Psychology at St Catherine's College, Oxford, before moving back to the West Country. She now lives in Falmouth with two imaginary cats, fantasising about getting a real one.
In 2011 Rosen was an aspiring author. Writing was a hobby. The following January sales of her books took off. Readers have now downloaded over a quarter of a million copies of her books.
Rosen has a variety of books in print including My Granny Writes Erotica - Threesome, Pompomberry House and two Seesaw collections, as well as over a dozen digital titles.
In 2013 she founded the Smelly Troll series - children's chapter books written by Rosen and illustrated by Katie W. Stewart. The series, which begins with The Troll Trap, has inspired hundreds of children to get involved in creative writing.
Rosen writes in a variety of genres with a strong leaning towards comedy. She has also dabbled in psychological fiction and mystery writing.
She loves wild swimming, interesting boots, quiffs, 'sampling' chocolate and cooking tasty treats. She dislikes house spiders, seagulls making a racket and doing laundry.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This wonderful book will delight children (and their teachers!). Rufus wants to be a Troll Hunter. He knows there are trolls, and he knows they are dangerous, even if almost everyone else thinks he is crazy. But then he meets some nice friendly trolls and has to admit that not all trolls are bad eaters of children (however they are still rather smelly). Together with his new friends, the human girl, Polly, and the troll boy, Bruno, Rufus sets out to free his town of Sludgeside from the threat of evil trolls, and to welcome the good trolls into the neighbourhood. The book is full of fabulous names – both for the trolls and the humans – that will have young (and old) readers giggling aloud: Farmer Fickletrout; Barry Blithrers, Aala Snickermouth; Anita Grumblenose; Mr Grubstopper; Gunkfreak; Gobb Podgeleton; the Ogre of Uggle; Boris Grimboil; and Mustyfur Wartface. And then there are the place names: the town of Sludgeside and the crocodile infested Muckygush river. The story-line is action packed, funny and exciting, with a satisfying twist at the end that leaves everyone (except the bad trolls) very happy. As with every good children’s book, there are important lessons to be learned: 1) Don’t judge others by appearance, gender, species, race or religion – even if the religion is the silly sounding Hopscotchism 2) Never underestimate the courage and resilience of a human girl 3) If you catch a whiff of smelly cheese and Brussel sprouts, then someone may be cooking a tasty meal from Delia Smith’s Christmas cookbook (pages 140, 142, 86 - other exciting sprout recipes are available), but if there is also the odour of sweaty fish (?!) and stinky bottom burps, then look out for marauding trolls 4) You CAN teach an old troll new tricks (see Ma Trolley) 5) Parents with dependable TV watching habits are an asset 6) Every child needs a kind, patient and resourceful teacher with interesting lessons, like Mr Crimplemop 7) Always pay attention in school, because you never know when something that you learn there will save your life. 8) Never give up on your dreams A book to be read and reread and most of all, enjoyed. I received this copy from the author via Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review