The Incredible Shrinking Kid (Stink Series #1)

The Incredible Shrinking Kid (Stink Series #1)

by Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds

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By popular demand — Judy Moody's brother, Stink, gets his chance to star!

Shrink, shrank, shrunk!

Every morning, Judy Moody measures Stink and it's always the same: three feet, eight inches tall. Stink feels like even the class newt is growing faster than he is. Then, one day, the ruler reads — can it be? — three feet, seven and three quarters inches! Is Stink shrinking? He tries everything to look like he’s growing, but wearing up-and-down stripes and spiking his hair aren't fooling anyone into thinking he's taller. If only he could ask James Madison — Stink's hero, and the shortest person ever to serve as president of the United States.

In Stink's first solo adventure, his special style comes through loud and strong — enhanced by a series of comic strips, drawn by Stink himself, which are sprinkled throughout the book. From "The Adventures of Stink in SHRINK MONSTER" to "The Adventures of Stink in NEWT IN SHINING ARMOR," these very funny, homespun sagas reflect the familiar voice of a kid who pictures himself with super powers to deal with the travails of everyday life — including the occasional teasing of a bossy big sister!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599616865
Publisher: Spotlight
Publication date: 01/28/2010
Series: Stink Series , #1
Pages: 102
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

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The bell rang, and Mrs. Dempster passed out spelling words. Three of the new words were shrink, shrank, shrunk. At lunch, the dessert was strawberry shortcake. And in Reading, Mrs. Dempster read everybody a book called THE SHRINKING OF TREEHORN.

The book was all about a boy who plays games and reads cereal boxes and gets shorter and shorter. He keeps shrinking and shrinking. Then, just when he becomes a normal size again, he turns green!

"Any comments?" Mrs. Dempster asked when the story was over.

Stink raised his hand. "Is that a true story?"

Mrs. D. laughed. "I'm afraid not," she said. "It's fantasy."

"Fantasy's my favorite!" said Sophie of the Elves. "Especially hobbits and elves."

"Are you sure it's fantasy?" asked Stink. "Because that kid is a lot like me. Because I'm . . . I'm . . ." Stink could not make himself say shrinking.

"Because you both turned another color?" asked Webster.

"Um, because I like to read everything on the cereal box, too," said Stink.

"Okay," said Mrs. Dempster. "Let's see. Who's going to carry the milk from the cafeteria today?" Stink was barely paying attention. He never got asked to carry the milk.

"How about Mr. James Moody?" asked Mrs. Dempster.

"Me?" asked Stink. He sat up taller. "I get to carry the milk?"

Stink walked down the second-grade hallway. It looked longer than usual. And wider. He took the stairs down to the cafeteria. Were there always this many stairs? His legs felt shorter. Like they shrink, shrank, shrunk.

STINK: THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING KID by Megan McDonald. Copyright (c) 2005 by Megan McDonald. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stink has a problem. He is super short. He is always one head shorter than his sister, Judy. He is the shortest in his family and class and he thinks he is shrinking! So will Stink grow or will he always be one head shorter than his sister? If you want to know you can read this book. I loved it and you will too if you read it. I liked it because Stink tries to grow a lot of different ways. by Bailey
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stink hates being short. He is the shortest kid in the 2nd. grade. He has a sister who constantly reminds him that he is short. Stink loves school and puts alot of effort into school projects. I like the chapter where he does an assignment about his favorite President, James Madison. Stink likes Madison because he was the shortest President. They also share the same first name , James. The book is easy to read and full of good humor. The book also contains comic strips created by Stink that are very funny. My student's loved reading this book . Gary Dominicus
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I -3 the book but i HATE SAMPLES
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this one because it is about judys brother stink!
catnickant_g-ma More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my grandson. He wasn't much into reading when I purchased several other books for him but, since this IS his favorite subject (LOL), he can't get enough of these books. Guess I'll keep buying them for him. He is also interested in the Civil War. I can always count on Barnes and Noble.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Iis it amzing ? By the way Cheesekake rules!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I but the smple but when i but the book it only got 6 pages rip offffffffffffffffffffffffffff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Books like these are hard to come by these days
Unknown9 More than 1 year ago
Yo. Guys come on. If you havent read the book how do you know if it is bad????
Trineg More than 1 year ago
Stink is a great series. The brother of the popular "Judy Moody" series is a great lead character in his own right. The books are charming, funny, clever and well-illustrated. While this was bought for our second-grade daughter, this is a grand series for boys, who often only have choices of super heroes and sci-fi. Highly recommended.
langerer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a really humorous story about a second grader named Stink, his real name is James. He is worried about being one of the shortest children in his class. He has his big sister Judy measure him every night and he doesn't seem to be growing any taller. The story leads to some zany adventures stink has in his mind and a few real adventures his sister helps to create.I loved this book! It was too cute! My 9 year old is reading it now and he loves it!This would be a good book for any student who either doesn't like to read or has trouble reading. I would use this book to talk about traits such as height, skin color, hair color, and other characteristics that are different among people.
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SWolf81 More than 1 year ago
My son received this book for his birthday and we were enjoying it up until they so humorously dropped the class pet into the garbage disposal and flipped the switch. No remorse or consequences and the teacher didn't even care. This is an absolutely HORRIBLE message for a children's book. The kid doesn't clean the cage so it smells like something is rotten, and then he and his sister kill the animal in a gruesome manner. I stopped reading it to my son once I realized what was going to happen. I told him we would not be finishing the book and now I don't know whether to throw it out or just rip out that chapter. I'm appalled and disgusted. Animal cruelty is not a joke, and not taking care of a pet is not something to make light of.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I vert much enjoyed this book and cant wait to read the next book in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good i love and so does my daughter its good for her and me because it entertaining and also funny its good for children and adults and i love this boo so much and all my fans out there i love you guys so much and i hope we win this year #swish
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What do you want me to text boy you is ugly so boy
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was me yoyoyoy Pinksheeps a prankstergangster Purple shep is stupid Explidingtnt is am ouse
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi my name is Scarlet. I am 17 years old. I wear a red t shirt underneath a denim jack with no sleeves. I wear i black skirt as well. Im your average teenaged Fox. Most of my friends are rabbits chickens and other foxes. Birds too. Well everyone says u have to have a crush on someone. Well i have no crush. My friend Mangle and Rebecca have crushes. Mangle with Foxy and rebecca with ( yo Beccs who do u want rebecca too be with?) ? Everyone and i mean everyone is paired up. I dont know who i will be with. I am alone like always. I feel like i need to just go kill myself. Hmm.....someone has been watchin me in the darkness though.....i dont know who..... Sorry if it was short i just wanted to make it want u guys complainin that u guys want more. Scarlet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The kid named Stink ,keeps on shrinking. Like,pulease. Trust me,like so hilariouse.lollolololololollololololololololol! Ha,ha,ha,so hilariouse. Try reading it,on every end of almost all the chapters in the book it has a little comic page that Stink created. And each comic page goes along with the chapter u ju- st read. Like toats,Love it! Smily face Double!!! So lucky to find this book.