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Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan…

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid

by Megan McDonald

Other authors: Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)

Series: Stink (1)

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Fun for beginning chapter readers, but the title only pertained to one small part. ( )
  bookwyrmm | Apr 2, 2019 |
Read this with my 2nd grade boy. He really liked it and was able to read it well. ( )
  EdenSteffey | Mar 14, 2018 |
James Moody (aka Stink) is one of the shortest students in Class 2D. In fact, he has to sit in the front row of his class. But the worst part is, he thinks he's shrinking! Laughable, but yet might be the right book for a child who is being teased about being "vertically challenged." :-) ( )
  Librarian09 | Feb 23, 2016 |
This book is alright for the young reader. It's about a boy named James Moody. His nickname is Stink. His challenge in this book is that he feels that he is short, and getting shorter. He has an older sister who loves nothing more than to tease him about everything. Her name is Judy.

Throughout the book Stink makes unfair comparisons of himself versus others. Until someone points out that his favorite President, James Madison, was also short, like him. What I liked about this book is that in trying to deal with his perception of being short, Stink has other mini side dilemmas. Like when his sister accidently flushed the Class newt down the garbage disposal. And this is a good thing for the young reader because it helps them stray a little from the story line to make them wonder how the author will get them back on topic.

What I didn't like about this book is that I felt the author really didn't get the reader back on topic of dealing with Stink's height perception. One of the tangents that the author got on is Stink's favorite President, James Madison, and how their state doesn't have a state song, and how Stink wanted James Madison on the State Quarter. But I felt the author didn't really get back on topic to let the reader know that being short is OK. And that for a child that it is temporary.

I would recommend this book to the young reader as this was a fun book to read. The interaction between brother and sister were pretty good. And it had some pretty interesting little factoids of Virginia that I didn't know about.

I gave the book 3 out of 5 stars. ( )
  DVerdecia | Jan 29, 2016 |
McDonald, Megan
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
Illustrated by Peter Reynolds. 2013. 128pp. $4.99 pbk. Candlewick. 978-0763664268. Grades 2-4.

Tags: children, elementary, fiction, chapter book, transitional, Judy Moody, humor, height, boy, sister, family, series

Judy Moody’s brother has his own book! Stink, Judy’s intellectually creative little brother, fears he is experiencing a nightmare—he is shrinking! Using her reliable Women of Science Ruler, Judy measures Stink everyday, and each time he measures three feet, eight inches tall. Stink endures all the struggles of being the shortest in his class, including being forced to squeak as the mouse in the school play. Then one day, Judy delivers the earth-shattering news—Stink is one-quarter inch shorter than the day before! From that point, everything seems to be huge and growing to Stink, even the class pet, Newton the newt. Through a series of events (some unfortunate), Stink realizes that he, too, is part of the life cycle and will certainly grow in time. This humorous book is meant for transitional readers, as it contains short chapters with few illustrations. Each chapter is separated by comic strips that will surely have young (and older) readers giggling. Stink is a likeable character who would appeal to elementary age boys and girls, and this book and the subsequent books in the series would greatly compliment the young reader’s library. ( )
  ginawilliams | Oct 22, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763628913, Paperback)

"Delightful full-page spot-art cartoons and playful language in large type
bring the child's adventures to life. ‘Things are definitely looking up,
up, UP' with this bright addition to beginning chapter-book collections."

Shrink, shrank, shrunk!

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 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!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:23 -0400)

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The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison, when they celebrate Presidents' Day at school.

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2 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763628913, 0763620254

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