Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk (Stink Series #7)

Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk (Stink Series #7)

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by Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds
     
 

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Reading is UNdead - and everyone has zombies on the brain - as Stink's school and a local bookstore cook up a frightfully fun Main Street event.See more details below

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Reading is UNdead - and everyone has zombies on the brain - as Stink's school and a local bookstore cook up a frightfully fun Main Street event.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
An all-zombie-all-the-time zombiefest, featuring a bunch of grade-school kids, including protagonist Stink and his happy comrades… McDonald's feel-good tone is deeply encouraging for readers to get up and do this for themselves because it looks like so much darned fun.
—Kirkus Reviews

Gross, creepy, and hilarious, the latest simple chapter book about the young, mischievous grade-schooler Stink has even parents, teachers, and other grown-ups joining in the nonsense as they all celebrate the joy of reading... Kids will love the gruesome wordplay, and the digital artwork extends the uproar with spooky shadows like giant cobwebs and body parts, while zombies in school uniforms lurch down Main Street. Perfect for Halloween, this will make fun reading all year round.
—Booklist

Children's Literature - Anne Pechnyo
Zombie books, zombie lunch ladies, zombie dolls...Zombies have overrun Stink's life! Or rather, Stink's fixation on zombies has overrun his life, and the life of most of his friends, teachers, and neighbors. With the upcoming release of the fifth book in a zombie series, Stink, his best friend Webster, and all of his schoolmates are buzzing about zombies. And with the release of the newest installment in their beloved zombie series comes a Midnight (well, ten o'clock) Zombie Walk through Stink's town. But will Stink and Webster be able to find the needed to buy two copies of the new book and participate in the Zombie Walk? And will their school reach the shared goal of reading one million minutes in time for the book release party to find out what 'their principal has been hiding in the Big Orange Box she put outside the school's front office when she challenged the students to read for one million minutes? McDonald tells a new story about Stink in her familiar style, and fans of Stink and his sister Judy Moody will love this latest installment in the "Stink" series. Readers first meeting Stink and Judy will also enjoy the book, finding that McDonald gives enough back story and that not reading the previous books does not affect understanding this one. As always, Reynolds's illustrations add to the text, giving the readers a visualization of their characters and their antics. A good read for Stink beginners and aficionados alike. Reviewer: Anne Pechnyo
Kirkus Reviews
An all-zombie-all-the-time zombiefest, featuring a bunch of grade-school kids, including protagonist Stink and his happy comrades. This story covers the few days preceding the much-anticipated Midnight Zombie Walk, when Stink and company will take to the streets in the time-honored stiff-armed, stiff-legged fashion. McDonald signals her intent on page one: "Stink and Webster were playing Attack of the Knitting Needle Zombies when Fred Zombie's eye fell off and rolled across the floor." The farce is as broad as the Atlantic, with enough spookiness just below the surface to provide the all-important shivers. Accompanied by Reynolds' drawings—dozens of scene-setting gems with good, creepy living dead—McDonald shapes chapters around zombie motifs: making zombie costumes, eating zombie fare at school, reading zombie books each other to reach the one-million-minutes-of-reading challenge. When the zombie walk happens, it delivers solid zombie awfulness. McDonald's feel-good tone is deeply encouraging for readers to get up and do this for themselves because it looks like so much darned fun, while the sub-message—that reading grows "strong hearts and minds," as well as teeth and bones—is enough of a vital interest to the story line to be taken at face value. A playful salute to those who (kind of…well, not really) like things that go bump in the night. (Fiction. 5-8)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763659950
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Stink Series , #7
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
78,080
Lexile:
510L (what's this?)
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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From the Publisher
An all-zombie-all-the-time zombiefest, featuring a bunch of grade-school kids, including protagonist Stink and his happy comrades… McDonald's feel-good tone is deeply encouraging for readers to get up and do this for themselves because it looks like so much darned fun.
—Kirkus Reviews

Gross, creepy, and hilarious, the latest simple chapter book about the young, mischievous grade-schooler Stink has even parents, teachers, and other grown-ups joining in the nonsense as they all celebrate the joy of reading... Kids will love the gruesome wordplay, and the digital artwork extends the uproar with spooky shadows like giant cobwebs and body parts, while zombies in school uniforms lurch down Main Street. Perfect for Halloween, this will make fun reading all year round.
—Booklist

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