Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid

06 Feb

stinkTitle: Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
Author: Megan McDonald
Series: Stink
Recommended for: Kids 1st-4th grade
Pages: 102
Call Number/Link: J MCD


The shortest kid in the second grade is  James Moody, also known as Stink. Every morning, older sister Judy measures Stink, and it’s always the same: 3 feet, 8 inches tall. Stink feels like even the class newt is growing faster than he is. Then one day, the ruler reads – 3 feet, 7 and three-quarter inches! Can it be? Is Stink shrinking? Stink tries everything to look like he’s growing, but wearing up-and-down stripes and spiking his hair don’t seem to be fooling anybody into thinking he’s taller. What would James Madison, Stink‘s hero do?


This is the first book in the Stink series.  Stink is the younger brother of Judy Moody, and the typical brother-sister rivalry goes on.  I found the book to be funny, and the character likeable. His hero worship of President James Madison is unexpected and hilarious.   I listened to this on audio, which was read by Nancy Cartwright, best known as the voice of Bart Simpson.  It was really well done with character voices and made it entertaining to listen to. Good book series to suggest for early chapter readers, and younger fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate.

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