Ulladulla, Nsw Australia (PressExposure) August 10, 2007 -- Bristling with hooks, Stinky Squad has impressive backing, including a five-figure promotional budget and the best-known PR person in Australia, Di OâNeill, who also manages the Wiggles and Bindi Irwin.
Says Sally Collins, publisher of Barrel Books, âChildren love the âgrossâ humour of Andy Griffiths. Stinky Squad has lashings of this humour, but multiplied to a superpowered level! Our market research has been incredibly positive, with children giving both the Stinky Squad cover and story top marks.â
In the world of Stinky Squad, âOztrailerâ has mysteriously turned into a nation of brain-eating zombies and been targeted for total nuclear destruction. The nationâs only hope is Stinky Squad, a motley collection of loser teens who have developed revolting superpowers such as acid vomit, wall-melting farts and super-sticky pimple pus.
Stinky Squad has everything readers aged ten and up want: humour, action, grossness by the vomit-bucket, superpowered fights, a cracking pace and even a touch of romance. But scratch deeper and this book also resonates with powerful themes: social justice, racism, bullying and much more.
In October, Barrel Books will also be publishing DC Greenâs first picture book: âThree Little Surfer Pigs.â This hilarious retelling of the classic fairy tale features artwork by experienced childrenâs book artist, Simon McLean, and should prove popular with Greenâs numerous surfing fans. Ten per cent of all sales will also be donated by Barrel Books to CanTeen Australia.
Barrel Books books are available through good booksellers or online at http://www.barrelbooks.com
The pre-release reviews have been glowing:
âStinky Squad is the best Australian childrenâs book. Ever. DC Greenâs book deserves to break all sales records.â - Derek Rielly, Stab magazine.
âThis is truly truly truly truly great!â - Carol Roach, Storytime Tapestry.
âA fart-fest with a surprisingly warm heart. Stench is an INSPIRED character.â - Sally Odgers, childrenâs author.
âDC Green will be the Hans Christian Anderson of a whole new generation.â - Jodi Flessberg Lily, Creative Writers Network moderator.
âThis is the novel equivalent of a manga comic, a classic super hero tale on a global scale â albeit with a freaky twist. Itâs fast and furious and VERY funny.â - Sandy Fussell, childrenâs author.
'Stinky Squad will have people involuntarily twitching and retching, clenching buttock muscles and wincing. Brilliant!' - Jensen Ruehle, Bookmark Australia.
âA slimy, festering send-up of the modern world. Good fun though, and perfect for kids.â - Tracks magazine.
About DC Green
For over twenty years, DC Green was hailed as one of the worldâs best surf journalists, travelling to the greatest surf spots on Earth and documenting the lives of the heroes of surfing. Says Green, âI've been fortunate to meet all the world surfing champions, from Kelly Slater and Andy Irons to Tom Carroll and Mark Occhilupo back to Mark Richards and Nat Young. Some of these surf legends I've even beaten - at pool.â
Winning awards for both his fiction writing and his ground-breaking coverage of the Bali bombings, Green has been published by the leading surf magazines in Australia, USA, Europe, Japan, Brazil, South Africa and Indonesia. Since the publication of his first childrenâs book, âErasmus James and the Galactic Zapp Machineâ in 2005, Green has built a huge grass roots fan base by performing at over 100 schools a year. Check out his website: dcgreenyarns.blogspot.com