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Stink It Up!

A Guide to the Gross, the Bad, and the Smelly

by Megan McDonald
illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

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experiments & projects, zoology, biology
list price: $8.00
edition:Paperback
published: 2013
ISBN:9780763659424
publisher: Candlewick Press
Description

They don’t call him Stink for nothing! Kids can savor a smorgasbord of facts about smelly and vile stuff in honor of their favorite super sniffer.

Did you know that a group of skunks is called a stench? (No lie!) Can you believe that in colonial days, window-washing rags were dipped in pee? Or that snail slime was once an ingredient in cough syrup? Stink has a nose for yuck and muck, and this book is full of it: moose poop festivals, mouse brain toothpaste, maggot cheese, and way more. Its pages are crawling with more than two hundred facts, quizzes, recipes, and bits of trivia about things that are gross, bad, and smelly. P.U.!

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Contributor notes

Megan McDonald is the creator of the popular and award-winning Judy Moody and Stink series. She is also the author of three Sisters Club stories, Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends at Halloween, and many other books for children. She lives in Sebastopol, California.

Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of the Stink and Judy Moody books and the author- illustrator of The Dot, Ish, Sky Color, So Few of Me, The North Star, and Rose’s Garden. Born in Canada, he now lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

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Editorial Review

The liberal line drawings break up the text into small paragraphs or lists and, along with the subject matter, will appeal to reluctant readers. No prior knowledge of Stink and his adventures is necessary; this will certainly be popular with series readers and newbies alike.
—Booklist Online

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