Author(s): Alex Ratt
The first thing I noticed when I woke up on Sunday morning was a mysterious smell...When Brian ('call me Brain - everyone does') awakes to a truly putrid pong, he knows it is up to him and his friend Nerf to neutralise it. But that putrid pong is just the beginning, because life on Stinky Street is a riot of rotten reeks, awful aromas and sickening scents. So grab a peg (for your nose) or risk being flattened by the fumes!
Alex Ratt is the pen name of the similarly hilarious but far more fragrant Frances Watts, whose picture books include Goodnight Mice! (ill. Judy Watson), winner of the 2012 Prime Minister's Award for Children's Fiction; 2008 Children's Book Council of Australia award-winner Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books (ill. David Legge) and the international bestseller Kisses for Daddy (ill. David Legge). Frances is also the author of a fantasy/adventure series, the Gerander Trilogy, and the medieval Sword Girl series (ill. Gregory Rogers) as well as two historical YA novels, one of which-The Peony Lantern-was shortlisted for a NSW Premier's Literary Award in 2016.