Grade 1-3Ã¢ÂÂStink Moody, Judy's little brother, is sure he can win the Super-Stinky Sneaker Contest because he has such a supersensitive nose. When his class goes to the Gross-Me-Out exhibit at the science museum, the second grader is able to identify every smell in the Everybody Stinks exhibit, from bad breath to B.O. This ability really impresses his classmates. He becomes Mr. Nose-it-all, and he hopes one day to smell a corpse flower, which has the worst odour in the entire world. When cancellation of the contest is threatened because one of the judges is sick, Stink's teacher comes up with a unique way to save the day, but it would mean that Stink would have to give up becoming a contestant. Stink is a delightful protagonist, comical and bright, and McDonald cleverly imparts information on smells. The characters ring true. The early chapter-book format is inviting, with lots of white space, occasional illustrations, and a vocabulary that stretches but doesn't strain young readers. A funny book worthy of being added to almost any collection.Ã¢ÂÂElaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
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Megan McDonald is the award-winning author of all the Judy Moody and Stink books. Before she became an author, she worked in museums, libraries, and bookstores. She lives in Sebastopol, California. Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of the Judy Moody and Stink books and the author/illustrator of THE DOT, ISH, and SO FEW OF ME. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.
Fans of Judy Moody's second-grade brother will be delighted by this third edition of his adventures, featuring familiar characters and plenty of new information about toilet water, corpse flowers and other smelly substances, as well as a surprising career opportunity.--Kirkus Reviews Appealing artwork adds to this humorous chapter book's, uh, charm.--Booklist Another enjoyable book in the Stink series...As always, author Megan McDonald manages to tickle readers' funny bones, slip in a little subtle education and tell a good story.--Kidsreads.com Now in his third solo adventure...the hero finds that he has a nose that lives up to his name.--Publishers Weekly "Children's Notes" Stink is a delightful protagonist, comical and bright, and McDonald cleverly imparts information on smells...A funny book worthy of being added to almost any collection.--School Library Journal Readers of early chapter books, rejoice! Stink is back.--Pittsburgh Magazine This series is beyond review.--Washington Post Book World This may be just the thing to get a non-reader interested in tackling a novel.--ParentClick.com