When my seven year-old Coleman needs a good giggle, I know just what book to give him.  Any book starring beloved character Judy Moody’s younger brother Stink is guaranteed to bring a broad grin to my son’s face. In fact, he’ll take the book and read it cover to cover in one sitting, it’s just that good.  Today he slunk down into the sofa and read to himself for at least one half hour (and who can argue with that kind of staying power?) and returned with this review. 51aesalsgql_sl160_aa115_ 

Stink-o-pedia: Super Stink-y Stuff from A-Zzzzz by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds is full of fun facts.  It has practical jokes and stuff that makes you laugh.  It’s written in alphabetical order, too, so you can go right to the letter H and look up something.  Did you know that Hippos don’t sweat, they slime?  And, the slime acts like a suntan lotion!  Coleman told me there are less words than in a dictionary, but all the descriptions are from Stink’s point of view. I could not believe how many pages he dog-eared to show his friends at lunch tomorrow.  One thing’s for certain, I’ll be having a good look-see at all those folded back pages tonight to find out why he asked me if we had any Superglue in the house …

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