Stinky: Toon Books Level 2

Stinky: Toon Books Level 2

by Eleanor Davis (Illustrator)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979923845
Publisher: TOON Books
Publication date: 08/15/2008
Series: Toon Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 366,556
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Lexile: GN300L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Eleanor Davis grew up in Tucson, Arizona. Instead of going out in the hot sun to play and make friends, she stayed alone in her room, drawing. She started working on Stinky, her first published children’s book, while still a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Now, only 25 years old, she’s widely praised as one of the coolest artists on the new comics scene. She lives in Athens, Georgia, with her boyfriend (who is also a cartoonist) and three cats (who are not).

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Stinky: Toon Books Level 2 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
pbamy on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This simple yet well done graphic story has lots to draw children in to the story. Both the illustrations and the words are in tune with how children express themselves and will provide them with fun and humor. Although some of the vocabulary is a bit high for the younger students, the story in pictures will guide them through. Best of all is the positive message of withholding judgment on others until you get to know them as well as the importance of friendship.
iclairei on LibraryThing 7 months ago
The story of Stinky, an adorable swamp monster, who is appalled when a human child builds a treehouse in his swamp. After trying and failing to scare the boy away, the two find they are able to be friends.
Ebinns on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This book is appropriate for 1st and 2nd graders. The text is easy to read and the words seem to be at that grade level. This book won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. This book is about Stinky who lives in the stinky swap area with his friends who also reside in the swap area. He loves how all the things smell and slither. On the other side of the swap is a town, Stinky does not like the town because there are children that live their who don't like smelly things and they take baths and eat apples. One day a boy Nick who is new walks into the swap area and finds Stinky's tree fort. Sticky tries all these different plans to get the boy away from the swap area but when his plan works and begins to miss him. The two start a friendship because they like similar things. The boys are very happy in the end.Teachers could use this book to:- Teach about friendships and how your friends can be different.- Use the highlighted or bold words in the story as vocabulary words. Have the students find them in groups and have them come up their own definition first and then as a whole group create a definition to fit each word.
marvelousleah on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This graphic novel is a unique story of friendship between a child and a monster, written from the monster's perspective. Stinky thinks that children are gross because they take bathes and eat apples, but when one lonely child wanders into his swamp to build a treehouse, Stinky is compelled to help him. Boldly-colored, cartoony drawings make up this comic, with talking animals and smelly toads. Readers will enjoy the online "Read to Me" option, which features different voices for the characters and sound effects.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Toon Books are a new set of graphic novels aimed at the emerging reader. They are written and illustrated by professional artists/authors and are wildly intriguing for the young reader. My son who is reading at a Gr. 2 level enjoyed these immensely. The three I am reviewing are the second and latest set (Aug. 2008) to be released.Stinky by Eleanor Davis is for a little more experienced reader (Gr. 1 -2). My son read this very well and he is one who struggles with reading. But the wonderful story of a Stinky swamp creature who hates clean little kids but meets a friend in a boy who seems to like the exact same mucky, gross things he does is an appealing story for boys. One that will keep kids reading just for the fun of it. Divided into chapters this book gives a good sense of accomplishment when finished by the emergent reader.As a parent I was thrilled with these enticing books that held my reluctant reader's interest and kept him reading page after page without any pressure from mum or dad to just try and read one more page. In fact we all liked them so much I've ordered the first three for Christmas presents this year and look forward to the next books that will published next year. These 'early readers' are a fabulous use of the graphic novel format.
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Jwhipple More than 1 year ago
The artwork is beautiful and very characteristic of Elanor's style. This is a great story to read to children and have them read back to you. It is filled with fantastic and detailed illustrations. Every school library should have a copy.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Stinky Seymour is a monster who lives in the swamp. The dirty, mucky, smelly, gooey swamp. He lives with his pet toad, Wartbelly, and really loves his pickled onions.

What he doesn't love is the town on the other side of the swamp, because towns have - kids! Kids like to eat apples (yuck!) and take baths (double yuck!), and they don't like his dirty, mucky, smelly, gooey swamp.

And that's just the way Stinky likes it.

But then Nick, a new kid from the town, builds a tree house in Stinky's swamp. Stinky is not about to let this go on, so he hatches a plan that will get the kid out of his swamp.

What follows is a fun adventure where Stinky and Nick both learn a thing or two - Stinky about the type of kids who love swamps, and toads, and ghosts, and Nick about making new friends.

The Raw Junior books are a wonderful introduction to graphic novels for kids, and STINKY is a great addition to the line. The full-color illustrations fit perfectly with the story, and the text is simple enough for younger readers to read on their own or with a parent. A really fun book!