Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Stink and the Super-Galactic Jaw Breaker by Megan McDonald

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

"Like big sister Judy, Stink sports a talent for self-expression. . . . The quick-witted dialogue will keep readers entertained." — BOOKLIST
When Stink buys a huge jawbreaker that doesn’t break his jaw, he writes to the manufacturer — and receives 21,280 jawbreakers for his trouble! Soon he’s so obsessed with getting free stuff that he misses an envelope in the mail pile, until his best friend starts looking as mad as a hornet. Thirty-six idioms are sprinkled through the story, inspiring a search that’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

My thoughts:
Judy Moody's little brother Stink is a character all right, voiced by the same woman who does Bart Simpson's voice for the television series The Simpsons, Stink says and does some of the silliest things.  He buys a huge jaw breaker that, of course, does not break his jaw.  When he writes to complain he gets free gumballs.  That starts his obsession with getting things for free.  The problem is he gets so focused on the free items and the letters that he misses something very important for his best friend, Webster.  A lesson about seeing what is really important is embedded in this funny little story.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763632366
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 2/13/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Series:Stink Series , #2

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