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Most kids already love garbage trucks on general principle, and one assumes that can only go double for a sass-mouthed, animated dumper like this one, out on its early-morning rounds: "See those bags? I SMELL BREAKFAST! Crew? Get me to the curb! Lights? Blink! Brakes? Squeal! Tail gate? SAY AH!" The many opportunities for loud, large-type sound effects should make for spirited readings, and a recipe for "alphabet soup" lets young readers practice their letters, working through the ABCs from apple cores to zipped-up ziti with zucchini.
The text to I Stink!, while fun, is nowhere near as clever as the art. But fortunately Jim McMullan's fun, fat drawings and type treatments more than make up the difference, loading Dumpsters full of personality into this grimacing, grinning, growling--even burping!--big rig. Kids will have a good time doing diesel-powered imitations, but even more importantly, they'll learn where they'd be without their neighborhood trash truck: on top of "Mount Trash-o-rama, baby." (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
My son loves garbage trucks, so of course this book is a huge hit with him!! The storyline doesn't seem to be very extensive, however, for a child's book, I think that's okay. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Brittany Lauren
Great authors. Holds kids attention & they love hearing them re-read many times.Published 15 days ago by JFG
What a great story for kids of all ages! This story has been the bedtime pick at least once if not twice a week! Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amazon Customer