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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064438360
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/22/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 72,266
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.09(d)
Lexile: BR (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Kate McMullan is the author of the easy-to-read books featuring Fluffy, the Classroom Guinea Pig, the middle grade series Dragon Slayers’ Academy, and Myth-o-Mania, the Greek myths as told by Hades. She is also the author of the Geisel Honor Book Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day.

Kate and Jim McMullan have collaborated on many popular picture books, including I'm Brave!; I'm Fast!; I'm Big!; I'm Bad!; I'm Dirty!; and I Stink!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book. The McMullans live in Sag Harbor, New York.


Jim McMullan is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and poster designer whose work can be seen in The Theater Posters of James McMullan. His most recent book is the illustrated memoir Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood.

Kate and Jim McMullan have collaborated on many popular picture books, including I'm Brave!; I'm Fast!; I'm Big!; I'm Bad!; I'm Dirty!; and I Stink!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book. The McMullans live in Sag Harbor, New York.

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I Stink! 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
AJMommy1 More than 1 year ago
It's OK but "I'm Dirty" is much better. I don't care for the big burp without any excuse me.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing 3 days ago
A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini (with sound effects!).
shelbyweryavah on LibraryThing 3 days ago
What goes on while we are sleeping? This trash truck¿s engine roars, his breaks squeak, and he even has a reverse theme song. By burping he makes more room for our breakfast that he smells. He even is full of the alphabet, from apple cores and dirty diapers, to moldy meatballs and year-old yams. But without this trash truck, we would live on Mount Trash-o-Rama!I really liked how this book told you a story and taught the alphabet with a theme that matched the story. When I was younger I loved watching the trash truck eat all the trash. I always wondered how it fit so much in there. But the smell was atrocious! The students can take a car, truck, tractor, house, or anything and recreate it into a clay sculpture with human-like qualities. All the children are WOWED when they see how much trash are in the trucks. We can discuss the reason it fits as much trash as it does, and why it smells the way it does.
GergKing on LibraryThing 3 days ago
I like this book, i read this book with my best friend MOhamed
PeterSinclair on LibraryThing 3 days ago
The layout is stupendous. This book just feels like a good time. An inside look at what's inside a garbage truck, who has a persona of a blue collar garbage collector. Each stinky piece of garbage is labeled with its beginning letter sound. A stinkin' good time.
Elizabeth1977 on LibraryThing 3 days ago
Children will love this story, told from the point of view of a garbage truck. The truck collects garbage for every letter of the alphabet and discusses what happens to the garbage when his work is done.
tlwood on LibraryThing 3 days ago
This is a fun story about a garbage truck that eats everything in sight and loves it! Dirty underwear and stinky diapers are just a few things that get gobbled up by this ever consuming truck. Children will enjoy reading this book! The illustrations are great.
HopeMiller123 on LibraryThing 3 days ago
This book is about a garbage truck that goes out at night and eats all the trash. This book is filled with onomatopoeia, alliteration, and unique word choice. The truck ultimately eats up all the trash and then goes to sleep. Kids could find this book humorous and informative because of the wording and the abc's it contains.
McKennaMiller on LibraryThing 3 days ago
This book is great because it really appeals to a young boy especially the ones who are not as into reading. The illustrations are gross and right up a little boys alley. I especially like the part of the book where it talks about the trash ABC's including things like smelly sneakers, moldy meatballs. I also enjoyed the unique perspective of a garbage truck.
conuly on LibraryThing 7 days ago
The book starts out with a dedication to the NYC sanitation department. How often does that happen?The whole length of the book is a garbage truck describing his day (our night, of course). Hence the line "Did I wake you? Well, TOO BAD." (I love that line. It's so true to life! Our garbage trucks always wake us here.)This truck roars, burps, and is proud of his recipe for Alphabet Soup (including such delicacies as Dirty Diapers and Puppy Poo, not to mention Zipped up Ziti with Zucchini). And I love the pride with which our narrator declares that he stinks - but he's got an important job. Without him, as he ways, we're on "Mount Trash-o-rama, baby".I can't say enough good things about this book. Definitely check it out.
IEliasson on LibraryThing 7 days ago
I STINK is an amazing amalgamation of text, image, story ,and rhyme with a kid favorite topic: GARBAGE TRUCKS! Readers will be riveted by in your face text that pops off the page fused with the bold watercolor illustrations that absolutely reek with urban rubbish and attitude. The alphabet soup of refuse consumed will delight children in their revulsion of dirty diapers, gobs of gum, moldy meatballs, and puppy poo. Throw in a lesson of how garbage trucks work told by the vehicle protagonist himself, and you get an alphabet book with attitude enough to appeal to readers of all ages.
benware on LibraryThing 3 months ago
This is a fun book about trash trucks. The reader gets a first-hand experience of a day in the life of a garbage truck. The alphabet is incoporated into the story when the truck starts describing all of the trash he collects (for example, Apple cores, Banana peels, Dirty diapers, etc..). This is a fun book for young readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the writing is really poor.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son read this book in preschool and specifically asked for it. He absolutely loves it. When it came in the mail he was so excited and said thank you mommy thank you while hugging the book.
EclecticGram More than 1 year ago
illustrations and content well integrated. Kids who are into gross out humor will love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book. The board book was much smaller than expected.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter at two and a half practically has this book memorized. It has helped her in a fun way with her alphabet and she loves the sounds that are made throughout the book. I highly recommend this book.
GOMmommy More than 1 year ago
My 3 yr old son LOVES this book...he is facinated by garbage trucks, and the grosser the better! We read it so often that he "reads" the story on each page, as the book is written so that when you read it aloud you can really put some sound and emotion to the words. He especially loves the garbage alphabet soup (gross but really cool), and when the truck has to burp. He has even brought it to "school" to read to the class...a huge hit! I would buy/recommend this over and over again!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for little boys who are fascinated with the garbage man. It is all about boys with the gross smells and lots noises.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old son and 5 year old daughter love this book. The artwork is very energetic and colorful. My kids like the mild bathroom humor, but if you don't find this appropriate for the preschool set, you may want to take a look before purchasing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 5 and 6-year old sons LOVE this book. (Truth be told it's one of my husband's favorite books to read to them as well.) The story is great, lots of room for creative voices and sounds. The 'Alphabet Soup' that goes into the Dump Truck will help any new schoolager get caught up in learning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Little boys in my household love this funny, quick book! Lots of major attitude, here!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Garbage trucks and young boys are a perfect match it's amazing how many boys dream of becoming trash collectors when they grow up. The appeal of this picture book about a day in the life of an aggressive, loud garbage truck told in his own attitude-ladden words has enormous appeal for fans who can't get enough of things with wheels and engines and noise. They won' t be able to resist the brawny energy and brazen attitude of the stinky protagonist, particularly when he enthusiastically lists all his mechanical equipment in action: "Hopper's full. Hit the THROTTLE. Gimme some gas. Rev me to the MAX. Engine? ROAR!" One of the best trashy books of the year!