Welcome to Smellville (Garbage Pail Kids Book 1) (Hardcover)

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By R.L. Stine, Jeff Zapata (Illustrator), Joe Simko (Illustrator)
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A fun Middle Grade book that totally brought back memories of collecting and trading my Garbage Pail Kid cards from my own misspent youth!  The audio book is narrated by a full cast, which really added to the individualness of the kids, and the way that people view events slightly differently from one another.  In this first book, the Garbage Pail Kids scramble to thwart the Perfects from finding out that they live alone.  The kids use their strengths and work together to stay together.  It's gross, funny, and the descriptions are so vivid I swear it was smelly too! 

— From Katie


An instant New York Times bestseller!

Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine teams up with the pop-culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for a first-ever GPK illustrated middle-grade series

Welcome to the town of Smellville, where ten kids all live in a big tumbledown house and have as much fun as they possibly can. People may think that they’re gross and weird and strange, but they’re not bad kids—they just don’t know any better. In this hilarious new illustrated series from bestselling author R.L. Stine, the Garbage Pail Kids—from Adam Bomb to Brainy Janey—get into mischief at their middle school, all while battling bullies and their archenemies, Penny and Parker Perfect. These all-new illustrated stories are sure to amuse, entertain, and blow away readers of all ages. Bonus: includes four exclusive Garbage Pail Kids stickers!

About the Author

R.L. Stine has more than 400 million English-language books in print, plus international editions in 32 languages, making him one of the most popular children’s authors of all time. Besides Goosebumps, he has written series including Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Dangerous Girls. R.L. Stine lives in New York with his wife, Jane, an editor and publisher. The Topps Company, Inc., the originator of Garbage Pail Kids, is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionary. Check out GPK via social media: #garbagepailkids, facebook.com/GarbagePailKids, garbagepailkids.com. Cover artist Joe Simko and interior illustrator Jeff Zapata are longtime, fan-favorite GPK artists with worldwide followings.

Praise For…

"Lots of laffs" 

— Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419743610
ISBN-10: 1419743619
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: September 29th, 2020
Pages: 208
Series: Garbage Pail Kids