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Kids Series


Written by James Foley


Sally Tinker, the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve, has an extraordinary new challenge. The brain-enhancing nanobots she is testing have been accidentally swallowed by her baby brother Joe.

The only way to stop Joe turning into a superbaby and wreaking super havoc is to shrink herself and travel inside Joe’s body on a journey to tackle the problem head-on. What could possibly go wrong? As it turns out, this is only the beginning ...


'This graphic novel is hilariously funny. Short in length, it will be devoured by newly independent and emerging readers ... Perfect for school and public libraries.' Magpies

'James Foley's unique characters, crazy situations and unusual adventures engage the young reader. His cartoons capture the grossness of the girl's journey and of course their special re-entry into the real world.' ReadPlus

'Primary-aged readers will love this third instalment in Foley’s hilarious S. Tinker Inc. series of graphic novels ... Adventure, young scientists, endless fart jokes, tiny attack bots, and a comic book format – this book has it all!' Writing WA

'Farting babies and graphic novels are surefire ways into a primary reader's heart. While there are plenty of humorous and silly bits in Gastronauts, there are also lessons in technology and biology to be gleaned.' Mums at the Table

'Gastronauts is one of the best books I have ever read ... One of the best things about this book is definitely the illustrations because they are detailed and realistic.' Benjamin Rask, age 12, Herald Sun

ISBN 9781925591682 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 128mm) (Paperback)
Categories The West Australian's ED! Serialisations
Fiction for Younger Readers
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2018
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