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Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid [Kindle Edition]

Megan McDonald , Peter H. Reynolds
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In Stink's first solo adventure, his style comes through loud and strong - enhanced by a series of comic strips, drawn by Stink himself, which are sprinkled throughout the book. These very funny, homespun sagas reflect the familiar voice of a kid who pictures himself with super powers to deal with the travails of everyday life - including the occasional teasing of a bossy big sister!

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  • Editorial Reviews

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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
    Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved


    "I hope McDonald writes many more adventures for Stink. He's a delightful character." - Renee Kirchner --

    Product Details

    • File Size: 6502 KB
    • Print Length: 128 pages
    • Publisher: Candlewick Press; Reprint edition (June 14, 2010)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B003RWSB5Y
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Enabled
    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,445 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful June 2, 2005
    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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    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for encouraging boys to read February 12, 2006
    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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    38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Geez August 11, 2012
    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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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Chapter Book for Boys! February 22, 2008
    By Grace
    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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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great books March 30, 2009
    My second grade boy loves these books. He has read them all and got him to become an independent reader.
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    15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Kids Enjoyed the Set 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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    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Stink-Great for Joduy Moody fans! November 7, 2007
    A Kid's Review
    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
    5.0 out of 5 stars Stink Rules April 4, 2006
    A Kid's Review
    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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    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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