Gr 1-3 - Stink Moody, Judy's little brother, is sure he can win the Super-Stinky Sneaker Contest because he has such a supersensitive nose. When his class goes to the Gross-Me-Out exhibit at the science museum, the second grader is able to identify every smell in the Everybody Stinks exhibit, from bad breath to "B.O." This ability really impresses his classmates. He becomes "Mr. Nose-it-all," and he hopes one day to smell a corpse flower, which has the worst odor in the entire world. When cancellation of the contest is threatened because one of the judges is sick, Stink's teacher comes up with a unique way to save the day, but it would mean that Stink would have to give up becoming a contestant. Stink is a delightful protagonist, comical and bright, and McDonald cleverly imparts information on smells. The characters ring true. The early chapter-book format is inviting, with lots of white space, occasional illustrations, and a vocabulary that stretches but doesn't strain young readers. A funny book worthy of being added to almost any collection.-Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, ORCopyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Fans of Judy Moody's second-grade brother will be delighted by this third edition of his adventures, featuring familiar characters and plenty of new information about toilet water, corpse flowers and other smelly substances, as well as a surprising career opportunity.
Appealing artwork adds to this humorous chapter book’s, uh, charm.
Another enjoyable book in the Stink series…As always, author Megan McDonald manages to tickle readers' funny bones, slip in a little subtle education and tell a good story.
Now in his third solo adventure…the hero finds that he has a nose that lives up to his name.
—Publishers Weekly “Children’s Notes”
Stink is a delightful protagonist, comical and bright, and McDonald cleverly imparts information on smells…A funny book worthy of being added to almost any collection.
—School Library Journal
Readers of early chapter books, rejoice! Stink is back.
This series is beyond review.
—Washington Post Book World
This may be just the thing to get a non-reader interested in tackling a novel.