Stink and the Shark Sleepover (Stink Series #9)

Stink and the Shark Sleepover (Stink Series #9)

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by Megan McDonald, Peter Reynolds

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Shark-tastic! Stink gets to sleep with the fishes after his parents win an aquarium sleepover. But wait — what’s that lurking beyond the KEEP OUT sign?

When Stink’s parents win tickets for the whole family to sleep over at the aquarium (along with Stink’s two best friends), it sounds like a science freak’s dream come true.


Shark-tastic! Stink gets to sleep with the fishes after his parents win an aquarium sleepover. But wait — what’s that lurking beyond the KEEP OUT sign?

When Stink’s parents win tickets for the whole family to sleep over at the aquarium (along with Stink’s two best friends), it sounds like a science freak’s dream come true. Stink loves the sea-creature scavenger hunt (Bat ray! Brain coral!), the jellyfish light show, and the shiver of sand tiger sharks with razor-sharp teeth. And of course Stink is nuts about gross stuff, but after some spooky stories around the virtual campfire, can he manage to fall asleep thinking about the eating habits of the vampire squid? Especially Bloody Mary, the mutant, glowing Frankensquid that’s supposed to be on the prowl?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Claudia Mills
When Stink’s parents win a family sleepover at the aquarium at a fancy “fundraiser thingy,” Stink is all ready with his shark sleeping bag, stuffed tiger shark, and shark-tooth necklace. But he does not know that irritating Riley Rottenberger will be in attendance, too … or that his friend Sophie’s new pet hermit crab, Mr. Crab Cakes, is going to escape … or that a bedtime story about Bloody Mary the vampire squid will prove to be quite so terrifying. Adventures here are gentle; problems are easily solved; family dynamics are amiable. The fun of this latest installment in the popular “Stink” series centers chiefly on its treasure trove of fascinating facts about marine life (e.g., “A sperm whale’s brain is the size of 5 human brains. A guppy’s brain is the size of half a grain of rice”) and abundant word play (e.g., a blue spot on a jelly fish is not its belly button, but its “jelly button”). Fans of the series should want to stay awake for this sleepover, and the teamwork of McDonald and Reynolds should boost ticket sales at aquariums everywhere. Reviewer: Claudia Mills, Ph.D.; Ages 6 to 9.
From the Publisher
Pages of fast facts about nonfiction topics related to the story (major aquariums, prehistoric megalodon sharks, and vampire squids) separate the chapters. With large type, an appealing title, and plenty of lively black-and-white illustrations, the ninth book in the Stink series will quickly find its readers.
—Booklist Online

Product Details

Candlewick Press
Publication date:
Stink Series , #9
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Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)
550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Megan McDonald is the creator of the popular and award-winning Judy Moody and Stink series. She is also the author of three Sisters Club stories, two books about Ant and Honey Bee, and many other books for children. She lives in Sebastopol, California.
Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of the Stink and Judy Moody books and the author-illustrator of The Dot, Ish, Sky Color, So Few of Me, The North Star, and Rose’s Garden. Born in Canada, he now lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

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Stink and the Shark Sleepover 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
I was really excited to see this in the mail because I love the Stink series. This is an early chapter book about a boy called Stink whose family wins a sleepover trip to the aquarium. They invite Stink’s friend Webster to go with them. They get to the aquarium during the day and learn about sharks, turtles, eels, and a lot of other sea creatures. A scavenger hunt is set up for everyone and they search for different animals throughout the aquarium. Stink got to put his hand in a jellyfish tank to make them light up! The tour guide tells a horror story about a vampire squid to the kids before they go to sleep. They are creeped out but still like it. My favorite part is when Webster and Stink prank Judy, Stink’s sister. While she is asleep, they wave deodorant under her nose which makes her talk in her sleep. I thought that was very funny. There are cartoons at the end of every chapter that tell you interesting facts. I like learning new things and the format of these is cool. I think children of all ages would like this, especially kids who like the ocean and sea creatures. They way the illustrator draws the animals is cute. If you have read and liked Stink books before, you should definitely get this. Once again, Megan McDonald has created a wonderful, humorous story starring your favorite character—Stink. I sincerely hope she will continue to write these awesome books. Connor C. Age 8 Boston Mensa
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I realy liked this book
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
Spending a night at an aquarium leads to an exciting adventure of fun, knowledge, and scary moments in the latest installment in the Stink Books. Narrator Barbara Rosenblat does a great job of bringing this children’s tale to life. Her mannerisms and cadence captures the energy of this rowdy group of youngsters, along with the calm adults on hand. Stink Moody’s family won tickets to a sleepover at the local aquarium. Mom, Dad, Stink and sister Judy are joined by Stink’s friends, Sophie and Webster, for the overnight exploit. At the aquarium the youngsters explore a number of exhibits as they participate in a scavenger hunt. Afterwards, the group hears the tale of the Bloody Mary Vampire Squid around an artificial campfire. Later the kids do a little exploring on their own coming face to face with Bloody Mary. This is a delightful tale that explores not only the fun aspects of friends ‘camping out’ together, but learning about the exhibits at the aquarium. There is some playful interaction between the youngsters, along with a bit of sibling teasing. Author Megan McDonald does a wonderful job detailing the various exhibits in such a way youngsters will learn right along with Stink. She combines facts with the characters’ antics for a smooth flowing story that is loaded with knowledge and laughter. STINK AND THE SHARK SLEEPOVER is geared toward third and fourth graders, but can be enjoyed by youngsters of all ages as well as adults. Interesting facts about the aquarium life are woven throughout the story making it easy for youngsters to learn as they have fun. FTC Full Disclosure - This audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.