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I Love You, Stinky Face

I Love You, Stinky Face

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by Lisa McCourt, Cyd Moore
     
 

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A vividly illustrated bedtime story that shows how the unconditional love of a mother can be tested through the relentless questions of her little boy.

"But Mama, but Mama, what if I were a super smelly skunk, and I smelled so bad that my name was Stinky Face?"

Mothers love their children and this unconditional love is truly tested in I Love You,

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A vividly illustrated bedtime story that shows how the unconditional love of a mother can be tested through the relentless questions of her little boy.

"But Mama, but Mama, what if I were a super smelly skunk, and I smelled so bad that my name was Stinky Face?"

Mothers love their children and this unconditional love is truly tested in I Love You, Stinky Face. Lisa McCourt and Cyd Moore beautifully weave a reassuring tale of the love and affection of a parent. The imaginative son turns himself into a meat-eating dinosaur, a swamp creature and much, much more before being satisfied with the fact that no matter how stinky he is or how slimy of a creature he could possibly be, he is loved and nothing will change that.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this sentimental q&a, a child imagines himself as various uncuddly creatures while his mother promises unconditional love. The child's queries flow in waves of thick, black hand-lettered words with the name of a despicable monster occasionally highlighted in an appropriately putrid color: "But Mama, but Mama, what if I were a super smelly skunk, and... my name was Stinky Face?" His mother replies (in evenly paced typeset text) that she would bathe him, "and if you still smelled bad, I wouldn't mind, and I would... whisper in your ear, `I love you, Stinky Face.'" The child is inspired by stuffed animals and a picture book to conjure uncharming beasts that range from an ape to a seaweed-covered swamp creature to a pointy-headed cyclops. Fantasy spreads show each of the boy's metamorphoses, alongside his fearless mother (faced with an alligator, she buys a bigger toothbrush, and for the meat-eating dinosaur she makes hamburgers). Moore's (A Frog Inside My Hat) soft sunset shades of lavender, teal, pink and peach convey the fanciful animals that, no matter how toothy or slimy, become gentle under the mother's loving gaze. McCourt's (The Rain Forest Counts!) sweet yet effective game sends a soothing message. Ages 3-7. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
A little boy tests his mother's love by conjuring up the most impossible scenarios, and then asking, "Would you still love me, then"? His mother reassuringly and creatively replies in the affirmative, no matter how farfetched the challenge. Humorous illustrations will capture the preschooler's imagination.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1A child tucked into bed delays going to sleep, needing reassurance of her mother's love. The youngster asks, "Would you still love me....if I were a big scary ape?" or "a super smelly skunk" or "a terrible meat-eating dinosaur," and the list continues. No matter what horrible creature is imagined, Mama says she will always love and care for her child. Warm pastel drawings sweetly illustrate the story; the imaginary creatures are appealing rather than frightening. Reminiscent of Margaret Wise Brown's The Runaway Bunny (HarperCollins, 1942) and Kady Denton's Would They Love a Lion? (Kingfisher, 1995), this is a good choice for storytime or one-on-one sharing.Elizabeth Trotter, Scott County Public Library, Georgetown, KY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439634694
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
60,373
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.22(d)
Lexile:
AD1290L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Award-wining author Lisa McCourt has written over thirty books for children, including the Stinky Face books. She lives with her family in Boca Raton, Florida.

Cyd Moore has illustrated many books for children, including the Stinky Face series. She lives in Michigan with her family. Visit her at www.cydmoore.com.
 

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I Love You, Stinky Face 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book! My kids still laugh and they're 5 & 8. I'm a huge fan of funny books that parents can also enjoy and this one fits that category.
kpie More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as a gift from my 3 and 5 year old for our new baby, they love reading it to each other and can't wait to read it to the baby. My husband enjoys storytime too, whenever this book is a choice!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my daughter's favorite book. Since she was 18 months old she would carry it around and find it before every bed time. It got her talking and was just easy and fun to read to her. We both got into it and it became a very special time for just me and her with this book. Now she's almost 3 and she loves to recite to me by memory and likes to act out the pictures or read it to her stuffed animals. This is the book i'm going to hold on to and read to her for years and dig out for her kids. 
NancytheScribe More than 1 year ago
I first got this book when my son was a small child, about the age of three. It quickly became his favorite book and I still call him "Stinky Face", when I think he needs to smile. It gets him every time. He is graduating soon from Basic Training with the Air Force and I'm making a gift of him this book as well as "I Miss You Stinky Face". Highly recommended for children of all ages who need a reminder, every now and then, that Mom always loves you, even when you're a skunk. Good companion to Oh, The Places You'll Go.
MammawK More than 1 year ago
I cry everytime I read this to my 3-year old grandson. He now has a new baby brother who I can't wait to read it to. It is the sweetest book in the whole wide world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best children's book ever!! I have read this book to my son since he was a baby and now that he is 9 I still read it to him and he sometimes reads it back to me!! I think this is a great book for any mother but especially for a mother and son. I know that this is one book that we will not give away...it's a keeper!! I know that this is the one book my son will remember forever...and hopefully he will remember when we used to cuddle up under the blankets and read it to we both fell asleep!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is ok. It's a sweet story, but it's a bit long. I think it's better for 1 year olds and above
Megdoug More than 1 year ago
This is the second copy of this book that I've given to my grandchildren. The first is practically falling apart it's been read so much! One reason I bought the board book version for my youngest (17 months) this time! This book helps children understand that their mothers love them unconditionally.
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I first bought this book because my friend highly recommended it and because I thought the title was cute. My ten month old loves this book. It is one of his favorites next to Yummy Yucky and Gossie Plays Hide and Seek. He is entertained by the illustrations and gets so excited each time I read "But Mama". My husband also likes listening to me read it to our son. I think it teaches a great lesson about how a mom will love their child no matter what. It is a great book that we all enjoy. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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kalamtykel More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my infant son and read it to him at bedtime. It became one of his favorite books (second to Goodnight Moon). He would ask me to read it to him over and over. Now that he has outgrown it, it has become his 2 year old brothers favorite book also. I also enjoyed reading it to him all those nights. I recently purchased this book for my girlfriend who is expecting a baby in April.
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NCR More than 1 year ago
A creative and adoring story that is just imaginative and mesmerizing. My 3 year old son loves this book along with the whole stinky face series. A young boy wants to ensure that his mother will come home to him no matter what may go wrong. All of his questions are answered by his rest assured mother so vividly and colorfully, finally putting his mind at ease. This mother and son book, along with the whole series is exceptional. This book truely captures the inquiring mind of a child. The illustrations are breathtaking and well connected to the book. Children will benefit from this colorful type of creative fiction.
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Gigi6603 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my very imaginative little boy who is sometimes difficult to entertain. I Love You, Stinky Face is creative, whimsical, and touching. I plan to purchase this book as a shower gift for every new mother with a baby boy.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My son recieved this book in his brighter vision learning package that he recieves monthly. This is his absolute favorite book. HE loves it so much he took it to school to share with his teacher and friends. HE like all the other kids that have read this book loves to be called stinky face. the funny thing is that his teacher will occasionally joke with him and call him stinky face also. definately a great book anyone with children should purchase this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my son's favorite book in the world! We have read it more times than I can count. It is such a great book about unconditional love. I call my son Stinky Face all the time now!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son and I absolutely love this book. He is 3 and he now tries to read the book to me! He has become my 'stinky Face' he loves me to call him stinky face!