"Mr. Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well. . . ."
Chloe sees Mr. Stink every day, but she's never spoken to him. Which isn't surprising, because he's a tramp, and he stinks.
But there's more to Mr. Stink than meets the eye (or nose) and before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual new friend hiding in her garden shed.
As Chloe struggles to keep Mr. Stink a secret, and her dad tries to hide a secret of his own, the stage is set for an epic family confrontation. But there's one other person with an extraordinary secret-Mr. Stink himself.
About the Author
Quentin Blake is a well-known artist whose work has made him popular on both sides of the Atlantic. He has illustrated most of Roald Dahl's children's books as well as many others. He lives in London, where he teaches illustration at the Royal College of Art.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This chapter book is a delightful, humorous, and heartwarming read. The story is about a friendship that develops between two unlikely people who meet in the park. Chloe Crumb is a 12 year old lonely and unpopular girl. Mr. Stink is a homeless man who stinks horribly. In the story, Mr. Stink helps her with her self-image and family issues. Chloe helps him live somewhat like a human being by offering him a place to stay. With Mr. Stink's presence, Chloe's home life begins to change for the better, and Mr. Stink's whole other life is discovered by a monogrammed handkerchief. The plot was engaging and the characters were hilarious. The story's message is simple: To not judge people before knowing them and to treat people the way you would want to be treated. Enjoyable Read!!
A delightful read about a girl, Chloe, who befriends a tramp who really, really smells. Chloe, a troubled girl due to bullying from her mum and school friends, sees more than a smelly tramp, she sees MR Stink as a confidante. Their friendship encourages others not to be so judgemental as they soon warm to Mr Stink and his commonsense approach to the daily troubles that cause grief.