Stink Stands Alone — Judy Moody’s brother gets his own series

Megan McDonald, author of the hugely successful Judy Moody series, said, “Once, while I was visiting a class full of Judy Moody readers, the kids, many with spiked hair a la Judy’s little brother, chanted, ‘Stink! Stink! Stink! Stink! Stink!’ as I entered the room. In that moment, I knew that Stink had to have a book all of his own.”

Every morning, Judy Moody measures Stink, and it’s always the same: three feet, eight inches tall. Then, one day, the ruler reads – can it be? – three feet, seven and three quarters inches!

Is Stink shrinking?

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 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.

Currently you can get “Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid” along with the next two books in the series “The Adventures of Stink in Shrink Monster” to “The Adventure of Stink in Newt in Shining Armor,” as a three-pack.

These books are ideal for early grade boy readers, say, in first thru third grade.  Large print and lots of illustrations keep the pages turning.

And then there’s the Stink-O-Pedia.   Want to know where you can view the world’s oldest ham? Who holds the record for the world’s loudest burp? The answers to these and many, many more essential questions can be found in Stink-O-Pedia — just the sort of reference book that Stink Moody, who reads encyclopedias in his spare time, might make up himself. From J-for-Jawbreaker (and how long it would take an average frog to digest one), to P-for-Professional Smeller (and other strange but true careers), to Y-for-Yeti (why not?), this volume contains enough amazing stuff to keep readers saying “No way!” for a googolplex* of years. At the back of the book, facts are cross-referenced with related Stink and Judy Moody titles.

 

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