Stink (book #1): The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McdonaldStink (book #1): The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan Mcdonald

Stink (book #1): The Incredible Shrinking Kid

byMegan McdonaldIllustratorPeter H. Reynolds

Paperback | April 11, 2006

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"Delightful full-page spot-art cartoons and playful language in large type
bring the child's adventures to life. ‘Things are definitely looking up,
up, UP' with this bright addition to beginning chapter-book collections."

Shrink, shrank, shrunk!

Every morning, Judy Moody measures Stink, and it's always the same: three feet, eight inches tall. Then, one day, the ruler reads - can it be? - three feet, seven and three quarters inches! Is Stink shrinking?

In Stink's first solo adventure, his style comes through loud and strong - enhanced by a series of comic strips, drawn by Stink himself, which are sprinkled throughout the book. These very funny, homespun sagas reflect the familiar voice of a kid who pictures himself with super powers to deal with the travails of everyday life - including the occasional teasing of a bossy big sister!
Megan McDonald is the author of the popular and award-winning series starring Judy Moody. She says, "Once, while I was visiting a class full of Judy Moody readers, the kids, many with spiked hair à la Judy's little brother, chanted, 'Stink! Stink! Stink! Stink! Stink!' as I entered the room. In that moment, I knew that Stink had to hav...
Title:Stink (book #1): The Incredible Shrinking KidFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.31 × 6.63 × 0.39 inPublished:April 11, 2006Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763628913

ISBN - 13:9780763628918

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stink in the beginning This is the third of the 7 current Stink books available that I have read. It is the first in the series. It was a fun read. It was interesting going back and seeing Stink in the beginning. Megan MacDonald and Peter H. Reynolds have done an amazing job with this spin-off series. In the dedication Megan says the book is for all of those who asked for a Stink book. I can only say we are lucky they listened to their readers, for now we have two great series to read - both the Judy Moody books and the Stink Moody books. The chapters in this book are: Short, Shorter, Shortest Shrink, Sharnk, Shrunk Up, Up, Up Stinkerbell, Stinkerbell The Famous Jameses Tumble, Fluff, Shrink! Tall, Taller, Tallest Stink Moody, aka James Moody, is the shortest person in his family and the shortest person in his class. Then one day he has his sister measure him before bed and he has lost three quarters of an inch. This is a story with a frog, a newt, a favorite president and of course Stink and Judy Moody - how could it not be a blast? This is a great book by some incredible authors.
Date published: 2012-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read, funny and appealing to the kids. Helps kids read better I know for the fact that they help kids who struggle with reading in [...]. They are easy to read and have a good story, are funny and appealing to that age group. A must have!
Date published: 2009-09-18

Read from the Book

The bell rang, and Mrs. Dempster passed out spelling words. Three of the new words were shrink, shrank, shrunk. At lunch, the dessert was strawberry shortcake. And in Reading, Mrs. Dempster read everybody a book called THE SHRINKING OF TREEHORN.The book was all about a boy who plays games and reads cereal boxes and gets shorter and shorter. He keeps shrinking and shrinking. Then, just when he becomes a normal size again, he turns green!"Any comments?" Mrs. Dempster asked when the story was over.Stink raised his hand. "Is that a true story?"Mrs. D. laughed. "I'm afraid not," she said. "It's fantasy.""Fantasy's my favorite!" said Sophie of the Elves. "Especially hobbits and elves.""Are you sure it's fantasy?" asked Stink. "Because that kid is a lot like me. Because I'm . . . I'm . . ." Stink could not make himself say shrinking. "Because you both turned another color?" asked Webster."Um, because I like to read everything on the cereal box, too," said Stink."Okay," said Mrs. Dempster. "Let's see. Who's going to carry the milk from the cafeteria today?" Stink was barely paying attention. He never got asked to carry the milk."How about Mr. James Moody?" asked Mrs. Dempster. "Me?" asked Stink. He sat up taller. "I get to carry the milk?" Stink walked down the second-grade hallway. It looked longer than usual. And wider. He took the stairs down to the cafeteria. Were there always this many stairs? His legs felt shorter. Like they shrink, shrank, shrunk.________________________STINK: THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING KID by Megan McDonald. Copyright (c) 2005 by Megan McDonald. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA.