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Children's LiteratureThe recent K-2 invention of 100th Day of School celebrations seems to have spawned a small publishing industry in and of itself. It's all to the good if it gets the kids counting and thinking math. This latest addition to the genre combines pop-ups, flaps, and pull-tabs in its story about off the wall (literally!) bug pupils who party in style as they count centipede legs and stars, and calibrate weights and distances—all toting up to one hundred, of course. But wait! The most exuberant—and smelliest—expression of the event is yet to come. Stinkbug's contribution to the festivities may be questionable to some adult readers, but most youngsters will relish the lapse of taste involved. McCourt's verse text doesn't exactly scan all the way through the story, but it is enthusiastic, while Couri's multiple bugs fly across the pages of this small book with cheery abandon. 2004, HarperFestival, Ages 4 to 7.