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The Case of the Stinky Stench

By Josh Funk (Author), Brendan Kearney (Illustrator)


Format Hardcover Picture Book


The Case of the Stinky Stench

by Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
"Uncle,” Croissant said, “the fridge is in trouble!
A mystery stench turned a whole shelf to rubble!
I’m the last hope or the fridge will be lost!
Help me or else we’ll be cooked, served, and sauced.”

There’s a stinky stench in the fridge—and our favorite foodie friends must solve a smelly mystery! Sir French Toast’s nephew, Inspector Croissant, begs him and Lady Pancake for help in finding the source of the foul odor. Could it be the devious Baron Von Waffle? A fetid fish lurking in the bottom of Corn Chowder Lake? Featuring the same delectable rhymes, wordplay, and art that won critical raves for Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast—there’s even an actual red herring—this fun follow-up is an absolutely tasty treat for kids!
"Crisp writing, engaging illustrations, and sweets—this is a recipe worth keeping.” —Kirkus Reviews


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“Inspector Croissant not only solves the mystery, but does a good deed, demonstrating compassion to his fellow foodstuff. Crisp writing, engaging illustrations, and sweets—this is a recipe worth keeping.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Kearney's illustrations kick butter, with full command of the story's arc. The bean avalanche is a trippy wonder that will be replayed at many dinner tables. The vibrant colors on simple backgrounds keep the action at the forefront, while the acrobatic rhymes tackle the next hurdle. . . . Teachers and students alike will delight in this food fight. Who will be the winner? Readers will be hungry to find out.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Inspector Croissant’s first case reeks of mystery, adventure, and nefarious plans. A savory sequel for any reader with an appetite for sleuthing!” –Matthew Winner, co-founder of All the Wonders

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Josh Funk is from MA where he spends his days writing computer language and his free time writing picture book rhymes. His first published picture book was Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast (Sterling) and he is the author of Pirasaurs (Scholastic), Dear Dragon (Viking), and the upcoming Albie Newton (Sterling, 2018).

Brendan Kearney is an illustrator from the UK. While studying architecture at university, he realized he didn't like rulers. He then discovered that it wasn't essential to use a ruler when illustrating children's books. Now he specializes in illustrating children's books, bringing his own chaotic style and ideas to any project. He is also the illustrator of the first Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast and Bertie Wings It (both Sterling).

The Case of the Stinky Stench Book Trailer (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast)

Pub Date: 5/2/2017

ISBN: 9781454919605

Price: $16.95 / $19.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 40 pages, 4-color

Trim: 10 x 10 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Picture Books

Age Range: 5 to 8

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

Series: Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast