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Stinky by Eleanor Davis
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Booktalk: Stinky is a little swamp monster who loves a smelly day. He loves pickled onions and pickled bananas and the mucky mud of the swamp and slimy slugs. But he doesn’t like kids because they take baths and don’t like swamps and eat apples and cake, yech! So imagine how upset Stinky gets when he sees that a boy who eats apples has built a tree house in his swamp! Stinky needs a plan to make that boy get out of his swamp if it’s the last thing he does!
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Not good for read aloud, will re-visit as an early reader. The story is fun. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Stinky is a monster who loves pickles and possums but is terrified of people. This hilarious and heartwarming story by ferociously talented cartoonist Eleanor Davis proves that even monsters can make new friends . . . warts and all! (amazon.
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  AmyStepaniuk | Sep 21, 2015 |
This book's underlying theme of stereotypes, misconceptions and acceptance is great. It could easily be used in a classroom to begin conversations about why stereotypes exist and how to get rid of them through understanding. ( )
  mhilary | Feb 16, 2015 |
“Stinky” is a fascinating book with a main message of not judging someone based off of the things you think are correct. This is shown within the main character Stinky.. This character develops in that he starts off afraid of the boy in his swamp, then he attempts to scare him, but when that doesn’t work he runs away and hides, until the boy finds him and they bond over the things they have in come. This then shows Stinky that he had the wrong idea about the boy and that they could be friends after all. Something else I found very interesting about this book is that it is written and illustrated in a comic book style. I truly enjoyed this because it kept me as the reader engaged and constantly reading everything from the dialogue to the signs and bags. I feel this style of writing is beneficial to the reader for it allows them to take in the entire story and all the small details. ( )
  KiTiraShorter | Apr 1, 2014 |
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The images are round and welcoming. It’s clear Stinky is a monster, with smell lines and flies radiating from him (where else could you do this but comics?), but he’s still cute.
 
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A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book
 
Stinky is a monster who loves pickles and possums but is terrified of people. When a new kid enters his swamp, this adorable little monster comes up with all sorts of crazy plans to scare him away. But Stinky quickly learns to conquer his fear, as he realizes that bats, rats, and toads aren’t the only friends you can find in the swamp.
 
This hilarious and heart-warming story by ferociously talented newcomer Eleanor Davis proves that even monsters can make new friends…warts and all!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:21 -0400)

Stinky, a monster who lives in a swamp, gets upset when a boy named Nick starts hanging around his swamp, and so he tries to scare Nick away.

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