144 pages, 7.25 × 5.68 × 0.49 in
February 13, 2007
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0763632368
ISBN - 13: 9780763632366
About the Book
When Stink Moody buys a mammoth jawbreaker that doesn't break his jaw, he writes a letter of complaint to the manufacturer and receives a ten-pound box of jawbreakers. Stink soon becomes the proverbial kid in a candy store as his letter-writing campaign yields him heaps of free rewards. Illustrations.
Read from the Book
Every day, Stink ate a little more and a little more of his jawbreaker. He ate it in bed first thing in the morning before he brushed his teeth. He ate it at recess in between playing H-O-R-S-E with his super-duper best friend, Webster. He ate it on the bus and all the way home from school.He gave a lick to Mouse the cat. He gave a lick to Toady the toad. He even tried giving a lick to Jaws the Venus flytrap.Stink's jawbreaker went from super-galactic to just plain galactic. From golf-ball size to Super-Ball size."Are you still eating that thing?" asked Judy. Stink stuck out his tongue."Well, you look like a skink," said Judy. She pointed to his blue tongue.Shloop! went Stink.Stink ate his not-super-galactic jawbreaker for one whole week. He ate it when it tasted like chalk. He ate it when it tasted like grapefruit. He ate it through the fiery core to the sweet, sugary center. He ate it down to a marble. A teeny-tiny pea.Then, in one single bite, one not-jaw-breaking crunch, it was G-O-N-E, gone.Stink was down in the dumps. He moped around the house for one whole day and a night. He stomped up the stairs. He stomped down. He drew comics. Ka-POW! He did not play with Toady once. He did not do his homework. He went outside and bounced Judy's basketball 117 times."Somebody got up on the WRONG side of the bed," said Judy. "If I didn't know better, I'd think you were in a MOOD.""I can have moods too, you know." Stink kept counting. "One hundred eighteen, one hundred nineteen . . .
From the Publisher
"Like big sister Judy, Stink sports a talent for self-expression. . . . The quick-witted dialogue will keep readers entertained." — BOOKLIST
When Stink buys a huge jawbreaker that doesn’t break his jaw, he writes to the manufacturer — and receives 21,280 jawbreakers for his trouble! Soon he’s so obsessed with getting free stuff that he misses an envelope in the mail pile, until his best friend starts looking as mad as a hornet. Thirty-six idioms are sprinkled through the story, inspiring a search that’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
About the Author
MEGAN MCDONALD is the author of STINK: THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING KID, as well as the best-selling, award-winning series about Stink's older sister, Judy Moody. She says, "Not long ago, I happened upon two kids in the candy section of my local grocery store who were in rapture over the almost snowball-size jawbreakers they'd discovered in a bin. I held up one of the tiny globes, a confetti-flecked miniature world unto itself. I knew immediately that Stink would have to have one . . . so I bought one myself, for inspiration. I like to think of it as research!"
PETER H. REYNOLDS is the illustrator of Stink's series debut, as well as all the Judy Moody books. He says, "My childhood was a bit Stink-ish. I craved candy - especially chocolate - after reading CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. So much so that I wrote to the Hershey chocolate company, and they sent me a packet of information, posters, and sample cacao beans!"