Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid

Facts:
Date finished: 5-24-08
Author: Megan McDonald
Category: For Kids
Published: 2005
Pages: 102

Basic Plot:
Meet Judy Moody’s brother, Stink, and follow him on his adventures for a few weeks in Class 2D. Is he really shrinking? Are newts poisonous to toads? Why isn’t James Madison on money?

My assessment:
I know, I know. Not exactly in the same class as the last couple of books and it only took me an hour to read. But I’m always on the lookout for good books for kids in the 8-10 age range since most of my friends’ kids and my nieces and nephews are there. Plus, they’re just fun.

I really enjoyed the first Judy Moody book (and have another couple in my queue), so I thought I’d give Stink a shot. Cute kid who handles having a big sister quite well, despite the fact that she doesn’t seem to understand the word “no” very well. He’s a relate-able character with a loving family, understanding teacher and questionable drawing skills. 🙂 This would make for a great read-aloud book with a younger child and a wonderful first reader for a kid about Stink’s age of 8.