Stinker is a puppy stuck in the pound. He's playful and loving and wants more than anything to be adopted. Unfortunately, little Stinker is always making big smells. As family after family return the ever-patient pooch back to the shelter, even he begins to lose hope. That is, until Stinker meets a snarky tomcat who can wriggle his way out of any situation. Together they stage a great escape in order to find just the right home, where Stinker will be loved in spite of his smells.
About the Author
David Zeltser is the author of the Lug series, Ninja Baby, Stinker, and The Universe Ate My Homework. He studied physics at Harvard and was fortunate to co-author a paper with the world renowned physicist Howard Georgi. Now David writes children's books, graphic novels, and screenplays and lives with his family and many barking sea lions in Santa Cruz, California. Follow him on Twitter (@davidzeltser) and at www.davidzeltser.com.
Julia Patton is an award-winning author and illustrator who works from a rustic woodshed in the wilds of rural Northumberland, UK.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the kind of humour young children enjoy, a dog that constantly passes stinky wind. I am just not sure about how the story is told. It is narrated by a cat who tells us at the beginning that the story has a happy ending. Stinker is living at the pound because his original owner could not stand the smell. Many people come and look at Stinker, some even take him home, but he always comes back because of the smell. When he runs away, he finally finds someone who does not mind the smell at all and gets a forever home. The illustrations are fun and humorous. I think this would be an enjoyable read for primary age children. My grandson enjoyed the pictures and the idea that Stinker smelled so bad. He thought it was pretty funny. The publisher generously provided me a copy of this book via netgalley.