Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book of the Week ~ October 24th 2013

Stink It Up!: A Guide to the Gross, the Bad, and the Smelly

Megan McDonald (Author)Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)

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Price {Kindle Edition}CDN$ 4.99

Price {Paper Back}CDN$ 6.65

They don’t call him Stink for nothing! Now children can savor a smorgasbord of facts about smelly and vile stuff in honor of their favorite super sniffer. Did you know that a group of skunks is called a stench? (No lie!) Can you believe that in colonial days, window-washing rags were dipped in pee? Or that snail slime was once an ingredient in cough syrup? Stink has a nose for yuck and muck, and this book is full of it: moose poop festivals, mouse brain toothpaste, maggot cheese, and way more. Its pages are crawling with more than two hundred facts, quizzes, recipes, and bits of trivia about things that are gross, bad, and smelly. P.U.!

Children will love reading the gross facts in Stink it Up! The facts are short and written in easy to understand language. The illustrations by Peter Reynolds make the gross facts even more entertaining.

Megan and Peter have become some of my top children’s authors of all time. In the last few months I have read ten other books in these series and almost twenty books across McDonald and Reynolds. Not one has disappointed – all have been excellent reads! Give their books a try. You will find magic in their writing and illustrations!

A funny and fun book should make more books like this ~  it is really good, has a lot of information.


About the Author and Illustrator:

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, Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends at Halloween, 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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