Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Stink and the World's Worst Super Smelly Sneakers by Megan McDonald

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

"Stink is a delightful protagonist, and McDonald cleverly imparts information on smells. . . . A funny book for almost any collection." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
When Stink Moody’s second-grade class goes on a field trip to the Gross-Me-Out exhibit at the science museum, he learns that his very own nose has amazing sniffing abilities — and that some people have real jobs sniffing stuff for NASA! Soon Stink is engrossed in toilet water, corpse flowers, and all things smelly. But is his fetid footwear foul enough to win a Golden Clothespin Award? Loyal fans will be holding their breath for Stink’s latest outrageous solo adventure.

My thoughts:
What kid isn't obsessed with smells, both finding them and making them?  This book capitalizes on that interest and makes having smelly sneakers funny and even desirable.  For some reason the whole sneaker thing kept making me think of the book Holes even though this one has absolutely nothing to do with that one.  Stink finds out that his ability to use his nose could lead to a career in the future.  Understandably, the rest of his family, and especially his sister Judy are less inclined to view his smell obsession in a positive light.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763636692
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 2/12/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Series:Stink Series , #3

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