Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid


Megan McDonald & Peter H Reynolds

Candlewick Press

Stink bk 1

the-incredible-shrinking-kidISBN: 9780763664268

RRP: $9.99

Age 6+

Key Words: School Stories, Humour

Published : 12th Feb 2013

Reviewer: Kylie Calwell

Stink gets measured every morning, Stink is desperate to grow but the result is always the same. Until the one day it is different, the only problem is the difference is in the wrong direction, is it possible that Stink is shrinking?

Stink gets to take the class newt home one weekend. It’s a privilege and Stink is excited, all he has to do is look after him and keep a record of everything he does. That won’t be do hard because after all newts don’t do an awful lot. But then it all goes kind of wrong.

Presidents’ Day is coming up and everyone in Stink’s class has to pick their favourite president. Stink picks James Madison and decides that Madison should be featured on the state quarter.

This is almost like three stories in one. The themes from each story run into each other which gives the whole things good flow. Stink is enthusiastic and that is catching, he can be a bit silly and a lot of fun. The language is perfect for those beginning to gain confidence in their chapter book reading. There are fun illustrations as well, which help break up the text making it seem less daunting. The Stink books are thoroughly enjoyable.

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