Stinky (Toon Books)

Summary:

Stinky lives in a cave with his pet toad Wartbelly and all his smelly things: pickled onions, pickled eggs, pickled bananas. He loves his animal neighbors and the swamp. He doesn't like people, especially kids. So when Nick builds a tree-house, Stinky pulls every trick he knows to get him to leave. Will it work?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

With cute monsters, pranks, and lots of action this graphic novel will engage emerging and reluctant readers alike.

Content Awareness Factors:

The cover shows Stinky up in a tree with a water bomb. This may mislead some browsers, because there are no physical or harmful events in the story.


Little Kid Reaction

Our daughter likes this book. We have read it to her, we've read it together, and she has read it herself. She particularly likes adding the sound effects that go with some of the panels.

Parent Reaction

We like Toon Books, but this is not one of the stronger stories. There are teaching moments you can draw out, and everything turns out fine, but it didn't grab us as much as several of the others.

Type of Book:
This is a three-chapter graphic novel for emerging readers.
Educational Themes:

This is a book that will engage readers, particularly those expanding their sight words. There are themes of mistrust and misunderstanding, friendship, making new friends, change, stealing, prank, feelings, being sorry, and being different.

Reading Level:
1.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read by a 7-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a story that can build a reader's confidence, but after they have read it a couple of times, they'll be ready for something new.

Title Stinky
About

Toon Books

Author Eleanor Davis
Publisher Toon Books © 2008
Illustrators Eleanor Davis
ISBN 9780979923845
Material Hard Cover
Cost $12.95
Genres Easy Reader, Humor, Comics | Graphic Novels
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