The Littlest Pirate and the Stinky Ship (Aussie Nibbles)
While Nicholas Nosh, the Littlest Pirate, is sailing home from an expedition to get special food for his birthday party, his crew is overcome by a terrible smell. Soon the Golden Pudding is boarded by a band of pirates led by Captain Stinker, the dirtiest, ugliest, smelliest pirate in the Seven Seas, and Nicholas and his crew are taken captive. Stinker's ship is his secret weapon. It's so disgustingly putrid that it can overpower any other ship without so much as a shot from its cannon. And because Stinker wants to keep it that way, he won't allow anything to be cleaned, ever. But Nicholas can see that Stinker's crew aren't very happy. He has to win them over to his side - but how?
Sherryl Clark's first children's book was The Too-Tight Tutu which was published in the Aussie Bites series in 1997. Since then she has published almost 30 children's books, including Sixth Grade Style Queen (Not!) and Motormouth. Sherryl is also the author of the Rose books in the Our Australian Girl series. She has had two collections of poetry for adults published - Edge (1990) and Thicker Than Water (1999), and is a co-editor of Poetrix magazine. Tom Jellett has illustrated a number of books for children, including a book about dads called My Dad Thinks He's Funny and a couple of books about a teddy bear called Ted Goes Wild and Ted Gets Lost.