In Spooky Town, there live many ghosts, ghouls, skeletons, and scary creatures. However, none of these creepy characters wants to play with a particular ghost—Smelly Ghost. The reason is simple: Smelly Ghost only consumes frightening junk food. He devours bone chips, chocolate toes, and eyeball pizza. Sadly, these foods make his tummy growl and yell—keeping everyone far, far away. Devastated, Smelly Ghost wonders why no one wants to be his friend.
One day, Janice the mummy-cleaner suggests to Smelly Ghost that perhaps he try eating some creepy vegetables and spine-chilling fruit. What does he have to lose? He eagerly begins to munch on ghoul carrots and to nibble on slime bananas. And in the process, Smelly Ghost starts to feel more energetic and even floats higher and faster. Slowly but surely, the other Spooky Town inhabitants creep back toward Smelly Ghost, and he is soon playing with them every day. Smelly Ghost is an entertaining book that also encourages children to eat healthy, promoting not only a nutritious diet but also a healthy body and mind.
Isabel Atherton is an author, a literary agent, and director of Creative Authors, Ltd. When she is not helping her authors, she likes to write illustrated books herself. She is the author of Zombie Cat, an illustrated adult humor book, and Smelly Ghost, a children’s picture book. She divides her time between New York City and the seaside town of Whitstable, in Kent, England.
- Bethany Straker
is an illustrator and designer. She has illustrated for various magazines including Bliss
and Disney Girl
at Panini Comics, GoGo's Crazy Bones
at Titan Publishing, Running Fitness
, and Runner's World
. She collaborated with Isabel Atherton on her first adult picture book, Zombie Cat
, which was published in 2012.