TITLE: That Stinks!
AUTHOR: Alan Katz
ILLUSTRATOR: Stephen Gilpin
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster, 2016
When the teacher says it’s too rainy to go outside for recess and the kids must stay inside for show and tell, she gets an unexpected reaction: “That stinks!” exclaims Jimmy. The class gasps—but then it turns out Jimmy has brought a skunk for show and tell! “Aw, nuts!” says Susie. She’s brought pecans, almonds, and walnuts. Yum!
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I must confess that there are times when I prejudge a story by its cover. I think a lot of people will do that sometimes. I did this with author Alan Katz’ picture book, THAT STINKS! I was expecting a borderline raunchy look at maybe the potty mouths of school yard children.
I couldn’t have been more wrong!
This funny book about show and tell will get the kiddies giggling over stinky pet skunks and smelly Linburger cheese. Illustrator Stephen Gilpin jumped in with both feet and created artwork worthy of this engaging storyline. A great addition to any library!
RATING: ***** 5 Stars*****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like but some elements could have been stronger.
3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers, but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
What do books and a martial arts tournament have in common? For Alex, Billy, and Nathan…A LOT! Based loosely on a true story, follow these three friends as they work to raise enough money to enter their school’s tournament. Who will win, who will lose, and who will learn a valuable lesson? Read THE WARRIORS THREE to find out!
Fourth Degree Black Belt and award-winning children’s author, Donna L Martin, creates a sports adventure story for any boy or girl who has ever struggled with self-confidence or wanting to give up on their dreams of winning at something.
Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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