(TOON Books) $12.95 40 pages
Release date: August 29, 2008
Author: Eleanor Davis
Age rating: Grades K-2
ICv2 Stars: 5 (out of 5)
Stinky is a monster who loves his smelly, sticky, swampy home and he is not at all pleased when Nick, a kid from the neighboring town, builds a treehouse in his swamp. Stinky knows kids are bad news; they eat apples, don't like mud, and take baths. Trying everything he can think of to scare the kid away, from hiding his pet toad in the tree house to dressing up like a ghost, Stinky is ready to give up after none of his plans work. But when Stinky and Nick have to work together to solve a problem, Stinky realizes that just because Nick is different doesn't mean he's bad or scary.
Using a controlled vocabulary with plenty of repetition, alliteration, and synonyms, this is a well crafted book for beginning readers. As an added bonus,
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