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Stink and the world's worst super-stinky sneakers / Megan McDonald ; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.

1st pbk. ed.
Publication Information:
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Physical Description:
130 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Gross me out -- More fun than earwax -- Rumpel-STINK-skin -- Toilet water -- Eau de Corpse Flower -- Unidentified flying odor -- Professor Smells-a-Lot -- The Golden Clothespin Award -- World's Worst Super-Stinky CHEATER Contest -- Mr. Stinky.
A class visit to the Gross-Me-Out exhibit at the science museum inspires Stink Moody to create a variety of terrible smells to put on the sneakers he plans to enter in the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneaker contest.
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Follow your nose to a hilarious Stink-fest no kid will want to miss!


Stink Moody's class is going on a field trip to the Gross-Me-Out exhibit at the science museum, and he can't wait to see the Vomit Machine, the Burp-O-Meter, and the Musical Farts. Best of all, when he gets to the Everybody Stinks exhibit, Stink discovers that his very own nose has amazing sniffing abilities -- and he learns that some people have real jobs sniffing stuff for NASA! Soon the junior olfactory wiz is engrossed in toilet water, corpse flowers, and all things smelly, and he and Sophie of the Elves are set to go toe-to-toe in a stinky sneaker contest. Will Stink's fetid footwear be foul enough to earn him a Golden Clothespin Award? Stink's loyal fans will be holding their breath for his latest outrageous solo adventure.

Author Notes

Megan McDonald was born February 28, 1959, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She grew up in the 1960s the youngest of five girls - which later became the inspiration of the Sister's Club. She attended Oberlin College and received a B.A. in English, then she went on to receive a Library Science degree at Pittsburgh University in 1986. Before becoming a full-time writer, McDonald had a variety of jobs working in libraries, bookstores, museums, and even as a park ranger.She was children's librarian, working at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Minneapolis Public Library and Adams Memorial Library in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She has received various awards for her storytelling including a Judy Blume Contemporary Fiction Award, a Children's Choice Book award, and a Keystone State Award among others. McDonald has also written many picture books for younger children and continues to write. Her most recent work was the "Julie Albright" series of books for the American public. She currently resides in Sebastopol, California with her husband and pets.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The younger brother of Judy Moody first made a splash with his own book in Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Boy (PW said of his debut, "McDonald's breezy narrative and likable characters will keep Judy's followers amply amused and recruit new fans"). Now in his third solo adventure, Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds, the hero finds that he has a nose that lives up to his name: Stink has a talent for sniffing out pungent odors. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Horn Book Review

Stink works hard to make sure his are the stinkiest sneakers ever, in order to win the smelly sneaker contest. Then one of the judges becomes ill, and Stink, with his highly discriminating nose, is asked to fill in. Must he withdraw his sneakers? Fans of gross-out humor won't be disappointed; they'll also learn something about the sense of smell. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.



"At the museum, kids were calling me The Nose," said Stink, tapping his right nostril. "I found out today that I can smell stuff really, really great, better than anybody in my whole class. Sophie says I smell better than a dog." "I should hope so!" said Mom. Mom and Judy cracked up. "Woof!" said Stink. "And here I thought you just had a nose for trouble," said Mom. "Laugh all you want," said Stink. "But this nose could make me famous." "My elbow's famous," said Judy, holding up the elbow that once starred in a picture in the newspaper. "No, I mean it. When I grow up, I'm going to do something great with this nose," said Stink. "You can't waste a nose like this." He admired himself in the mirror, turning his head from left to right and studying The Nose, his best feature. Excerpted from Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers by Megan Mcdonald All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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