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I Stink! Paperback – August 22, 2006
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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.
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Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Here's how the book begins. No namby-pamby openers for this morning vehicle. "Who am I? I've got lights. Ten WIDE tires. No A.C., not me. I've got doubles: Steering wheels, gas pedals, brakes. I am totally DUAL OP". You half expect this truck to disintegrate into a series of well-chosen cuss words, it's so certain of its own glory. Acting more like an Oscar the Grouch in garbage truck form, the dirty monstrosity exhibits its own forms of belching before launching into the ABC's of its morning diet. A word of warning: don't read this book too early in the morning. You may find yourself growing nauseous (even as your kids howl for more) reading about fish heads, ugly (stained) underpants, and year-old yams. The authors aren't squeamish about defecation either. Here we can clearly see dirty diapers, kitty litter, and puppy poo (not to put too fine a point on it). The truck then explains how indispensable he (I'm only assuming it's male, but it's a pretty clear guess) is summarizing the predicament we'd be in. Without the Sanitation Department, "You're on Mount Trash-o-rama, baby". Never thought you'd ever hear a garbage truck call you "baby"? You obviously could not have predicted this book.Read more ›
This book is a huge favorite with my son and one that we do not tire of reading. I highly recommend it.
It lists the entire alphabet and gives "trash" items that start with each letter. Some of which are grossly amusing, such as "Puppy poo"!
Great book for any truck loving toddler.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5 yo grand daughter loves it,,,, that being said, how come kids books words/writing are so dang small,,, make the dang print bigger,,,,, sometimes you can tap it and it gets... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Consumer man
This is just ok. My 4 1/2 year old son enjoyed it because what boy doesn't love a garbage truck? The words are fun and silly... The illustrations are lacking. Read morePublished 21 days ago by MamaRat4
Very much enjoyed the rhythm and my daughter loved listening! Swanky, artistic, and fun! Gonna check out some more of their work for sure!Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
The story itself is cute, and perfect for my almost 5 year old. However, the fulfiler of the used book, bearbooks, was. It so great.Published 2 months ago by sarahbethprichard