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Kids Series


Written by James Foley


Sally Tinker – the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve – has built the incredible resizenator. But when Sally accidentally enlarges a dung beetle to enormous proportions, she finds herself with a monster problem! Can Sally and her friends save their town from being crushed by a giant poo ball?

'Told in a highly graphic style through illustrated panels, this is a genuinely funny story that’s also packed full of knowledge. Beginner readers aged six to eight will not only laugh themselves stupid at the plethora of poo jokes, they’ll also learn a lot about insects and biology. [4.5 out of 5 stars]' Junior Books+Publishing

'I liked the book because it was very action packed and so funny ... it was different and like nothing I’ve ever read before ... I really enjoyed reading this book and I think other children would enjoy this book too.' Aaliyah, age 9, YARR-A

'James' cartoon-like illustrations again capture the character's expressions and antics perfectly …' In The Good Books Blog

'Dungzilla, filled with humour, action and great illustrations is a must read book for younger readers and those who are just starting to read on their own.' Educate Empower

'Filled to the brim with action, adventure, humour and giant dung, this is a fast-paced and super fun book junior readers will love.' Kids' Book Review

'This is a really funny book.' Oscar, age 8, Kids' Reading Guide

'... [a] hilarious graphic novel for younger readers ...' writingWA

'... hilarious! Who doesn't like poo balls of ginormous proportions threatening to roll over towns?' Reading Time

'This is an engaging graphic novel with lively drawings ... an entertaining family adventure ...' ReadPlus

'This graphic novel is a clever combination of science, humour and action ... a fun adventure. [4.5 out of 5 stars]' Sunday Telegraph

'The illustrations are cute and charming, and the whole thing scoots
quickly along with loads of fun and laughs...despite having enough poop to destroy a town, this is good, clean fun.' Story Links

'Dungzilla is a quick-to-read, funny graphic novel, with a hilarious plot.' Matilda, age 12, Alphabet Soup


Aurealis Awards Best Graphic Novel/Illustrated Work (Shortlisted 2018)

ISBN 9781925164831 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories The West Australian's ED! Serialisations
Fiction for Younger Readers
Great Big Book Read Books
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2017
Pages 120
Rights World
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    James Foley

    James Foley writes and illustrates picture books, middle-grade novels and comics for kids. He’s the author/illustrator of the S.Tinker Inc. graphic novel series for middle primary: Brobot, Dungzilla and Gastronauts star Sally Tinker, the world’s foremost inventor under the age of 12, and Joe Tinker, her stinky baby brother.James also illustrated Total Quack Up!, an anthology of funny short stories written by authors such as Paul Jennings and Jacqueline Harvey, with proceeds going to charity. James’s earlier books My Dead Bunny, In the Lion, The Last Viking and The Last Viking Returns have all scored several honours, including children’s choice awards, shortlistings in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, and selection to the International Youth Library’s White Ravens list. James is an ambassador for Books in Homes and Room To Read Australia. He is a massive Marvel movie nerd. He comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts. Read more