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The Great Smelling Bee (Rotten School Series #2)

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by R. L. Stine, Trip Park
     
 

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Sherman is so spoiled and rich that he threw away his allowance because some of the hundred-dollar bills were wrinkled!

He and his goody-goody friends at Nyce House are always trying to get Bernie Bridges and his Rotten House buddies into trouble.

Well Bernie's in big trouble now. Bernie has a dog in his room, Sherman knows it—and there are no pets

Overview

Sherman is so spoiled and rich that he threw away his allowance because some of the hundred-dollar bills were wrinkled!

He and his goody-goody friends at Nyce House are always trying to get Bernie Bridges and his Rotten House buddies into trouble.

Well Bernie's in big trouble now. Bernie has a dog in his room, Sherman knows it—and there are no pets allowed at Rotten School!

Bernie has to find a way to hide Gassy, his dog. But the dog stinks. Hey, why do you think they call him Gassy?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
With a cast of characters who prefer tricks to treats, R.L. Stine kicks off the paper-over-board Rotten School series: #1 The Big Blueberry Barf-Off! and #2 The Great Smelling Bee, illus. by Trip Park (see Children's Audio below). Park's madcap cartoons of freckle-face, bespectacled narrator Bernie Bridges (aka "Big B") and his buds Belzer, Feenman and Crench combined with Stine's wacky dialogue result in a kind of Fat Albert dynamics that will make kids want to visit this boarding school again and again. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-This second installment in the series will suit those who find merriment in bodily functions run amok. A promising preface presents befuddled Headmaster Upchuck's morning announcements, which cover the Armpit Band tryouts, a tattoo exhibition, and an explanation of a poster misprint regarding the school's spelling bee. However, the quirky charm disappears with the know-it-all narration of Bernie Bridges. The story relies on the basest of humor via Gassy, a dog with gastrointestinal problems and an affinity for Mrs. Heinie's leg, and Lippy the parrot, who squawks "BEAK me! Eat birdseed and DIE!" The fourth-grade boys at this boarding school pull mean tricks, tattle, and easily dupe both faculty and fellow students. Park's cartoon drawings in each chapter, as well as a pull-out sticker sheet, lend a MAD Magazine element that will please the intended audience who may be satisfied by this minnow of a plot awash with repetitive gross humor.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060785918
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/24/2008
Series:
Rotten School Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
208,937
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

R.L. Stine began his writing career at the age of nine and has been at it ever since, becoming a bestselling author several times over. Among his many groundbreaking credits are Fear Street, the first young adult horror series, and Goosebumps, the bestselling series that made Stine the #1 bestselling author in America for three years in a row. He lives with his wife in New York City.

Trip Park grew up in Ithaca, New York, and went to college at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was first drawn to advertising. He then moved to Chicago, later New York, where he joined advertising agencies and worked on kids’ favorites including Cap’n Crunch, Gatorade, Kellogg’s, and Ronald McDonald. His children’s commercials have won numerous awards. But advertising also brought something equally as rewarding. There he got to work with some of his favorite illustrators. Watching these artists create their pieces inspired Trip Park to try his hand at illustrating himself.

Trip Park has illustrated a number of children's books including Gopher Up Your Sleeve, written by Tony Johnston, Trout, Trout, Trout! (A Fish Chant) and Ant, Ant, Ant! (An Insect Chant), both written by April Pulley Sayre. He has also developed characters and helped animate commercials for Nickelodeon, The California State Fair, Lego, and many others. When Rotten School came along, the opportunity to translate to the drawing board R.L. Stine’s cast of kids was a wonderful chance to combine his love for children’s illustration with this group of rotten students. His work can be seen at www.tripparkproductions.com.

Trip lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laura and four children.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
October 8, 1943
Place of Birth:
Columbus, Ohio
Education:
B.A., Ohio State University, 1965
Website:
http://www.rlstine.com

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The Great Smelling Bee (Rotten School Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
tchrreader More than 1 year ago
These are great books for boys. My son is not much of a reader but he really liked this series- it was perfect for boys, funny, stinky, weird and entertaining. This is the story of a boarding house and the way Bernie gets himself into mischief. You will laugh out loud at the things that happen. If you have a son, you must invest in these books- they will love them and you will be happy that they are reading. There are many to choose from but they are all good, I highly recommend these books.
passionreader More than 1 year ago
My son liked the (Rotten School Series)the characters have a sense of humor boys like.If you have a son about 7-9 that just likes superheros and G.I Joe books, and you want them to read somthing other then war of good vs evil then try this series out.My son is 7 and soon will be 8 and I was having a hard time finding somthing he would read, and then I bought Great Smelling Bee and I hired my son laugh and I know I fond the right series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good series for boys. My son is in the middle of book 4 now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To me this book is fantastic!i love to laugh when the funny parts .I recommend this book to any reader that loves scaery and very funny books. R.L.Stine is a wonderful kids writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'My parents sent this box?' That was Bernie Bridges first words when he found out who the huge box was from. Bernie lives in a dorm house because he go's to a boarding school. But theres a magior rule theres no pets allowed. Bernie and his friends bust open the box and to his suprize its his pets from home. Now he has to try not to get caught with them. When he opens the box, he finds his dog and parrot from home. All his friends tell him he's going to get caught. That's when Mrs. Heinie comes in the room and sees the bird first then the dog on the bed. Bernie spoke up and said that they were fake. And she belived him because she was almost blind. But after awhile she starts snooping around so she can find out whats going on. If you like to read about people tricking others so they can do what they want, then Rotten School is the book for you. See how far Bernie will go to make sure he can keep his pets.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ToAwsomeToBeTrue
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ibwish they were longer only 61 pages of the first book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so interesting to my son he likes the series he started at school then he told me he had read this great book called blueberry barf oof by r.l. stine also so if your kids like books like this check out the series
Bill Hughes More than 1 year ago
It was not the best but it was very good.
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This one was extremely funny in my opinion it kept in my seat from beginning to end, and well you must buy it, if you're an adult it may not amuse you as a child is with this book, but in a kids point of view, VOILA!
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