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Stink (Book #1): The Incredible Shrinking Kid Hardcover – March 3, 2005


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 480L (What's this?)
  • Series: Stink (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; 1 edition (March 3, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780763620257
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763620257
  • ASIN: 0763620254
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,376,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr. 2--4. The pesky little brother in McDonald's popular Judy Moody series gets his own book and tells his own story here. Little is the word for James ("Stink") Moody; he's short, the shortest kid in his second-grade class. Is he shrinking? Judy is his bossy older sister, but he learns to handle her. For Presidents' Day, Stink's hero is not big tall Lincoln but another James, James Madison, the shortest president ever. The narrative is fun and laced with puns--from Mt. Trashmore to "newt in shining armor," and it's peppered with black-and-white illustrations, including comics ("The Adventures of Stink") reflecting Stink's triumphant fantasies. Stink sometimes seems younger than his years, so try this as a read-aloud for preschoolers or kindergarteners fed up with big, bossy types telling them what to do. Hazel Rochman
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"I hope McDonald writes many more adventures for Stink. He's a delightful character." - Renee Kirchner -- KidsReads.com

More About the Author

10 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME

10. The first book I ever wrote was about a hermit crab, inspired by a pet I once owned.

9. My favorite color is purple.

8. I love to read mysteries. When I was Judy's age, I read all 56 classic Nancy Drew books . . . in order! Jeepers!

7. I used to collect scabs so I could examine them under the microscope that I got for my 8th birthday.

6. My four sisters and I often made up our own language, which included the words "Hoidi Boidi", "oogey", "retzel crummypuss" and "poony-poony".

5. My favorite TV show is JEOPARDY!

4. To research my Sisters Club book, THE RULE OF THREE, I toured San Francisco in search of the ultimate cupcake. The winner: Sleepless in San Francisco. Think chocolate + coffee.

3. When I was a kid, I fell down a hill from chasing the ice-cream truck and had to get stitches.

2. When I was a librarian, I used to tell stories in sign language. That's how I got the expression "same-same" for Judy.

1. I share a birthday (February 28) with a famous princess, race car driver and gangster, a Rolling Stone, a French tightrope walker, and a winning racehorse named Smarty Jones.

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My kids have all Judy Moody and Stink books.
Neat Mom
I bought this book for my 7 year old son, who is just beginning to read chapter books.
Tara C.
I recommend this to anyone that likes funny books.
Brian Schena

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By S. Brown on June 2, 2005
Format: Hardcover
What a great book for my seven year old. He is just now starting to enjoy chapter books. We have tried several different types of books but this one he has taken too. I hope that Megan McDonald has sequels to add with Stink. Great pictures and antics from the author and illustrator. Waiting for more
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By S. Burton on February 12, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book follows Stink through a couple weeks of his life. Stink is the younger brother of Judy Moody. He is very discouraged because he is the shortest person in his class and it appears that he is shrinking!

After I read this book I asked my little one to read it and he enjoyed Stink's comics and the easy flow of the story.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Not a fan on August 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
I have a real problem with how Judy treats Stink in this one. She is a terrible sister - teasing, mean, disrespectful. I realize that that's the point of her character (annoying sister), but for 6-9 year olds, I'm not sure they can read this and realize that no one should treat anyone the way Judy treats Stink. My kids like to read about people being kind to their siblings (Boxcar Children, Cam Jansen, Magic Tree House), and I think that children just learning to read chapter books might not be able to read with the critical eye that's needed when someone as mean as Judy comes on the scene.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Grace on February 22, 2008
Format: Paperback
I have been looking for a book my 7 year old would want to read on his own - and this is it! The chapters are short, the words are not too small and well spaced. There is also a comic by Stink at the end of each chapter that my sons loves to read. My son read it all on his own, even without me there! I am thrilled to have found a book about a 2nd grade boy that my son can relate to!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Monica Hough on January 12, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My kids (boys ages 7 and 9) love the "Diary of the Wimpy Kid" series so I purchased this Stink set. They loved it just as much as the wimpy kid. My husband and I laughed at some of it too. It's funny for the kids which keeps them engaged. My kids love telling me about what happened in the book. My youngest son usually forgets what he read about (perhaps it bored him, he didn't care, it was not very interesting or he just read too fast he really didn't pay full attention - I don't know) but this book he kept telling me what was going on.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Gunderson on March 30, 2009
Format: Paperback
My second grade boy loves these books. He has read them all and got him to become an independent reader.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 7, 2007
Format: Paperback
I am a big fan of the Jody Moody series, so I was thrilled when I heard they were coming out with a series about Joudy's little brother Stink! This book is well written and easy for young and old readers to understand. It is a very funny and enjoyable book! I totally recommend it to anyone who likes comedy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Stink is an enjoyable book for kids of all ages. In Stink he is chosen to take home the class pet Newton the Nute. Stink's annoying sister does something horrible to Newton. Read the book to find out what she does to Newton.
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