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I Love You, Stinky Face (Stinky Face)

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A vividly illustrated bedtime story that shows how the unconditional love of a mother can be tested through the relentless questions of her little boy.

"But Mama, but Mama, what if I were a super smelly skunk, and I smelled so bad that my name was Stinky Face?"

Mothers love their children and this unconditional love is truly tested in I Love You, Stinky Face. Lisa McCourt
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Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Cartwheel (first published January 1st 1949)
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Duchess Nicole
Sep 30, 2013 Duchess Nicole rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Kids ages 4-10
I really only review my absolute favorite children's books because I want to draw attention to them. I don't bother with the mediocre ones. This is one of my favorites as a parent because of it's premise, and one of my girls favorites because it's so goofy.

The idea is a little boy and his mother talking back and forth about what it would take for her to not love him. She reassures him that nothing he could ever do or be could make her stop...no matter how stinky, how dirty, how ugly he is, she l
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Bekah AwesomeBookNut
Dec 31, 2015 Bekah AwesomeBookNut rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
my kids love this book!
Kathryn
Jan 19, 2010 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
I love the premise of this story--it's a very humorous and creative way to portray a mother's unconditional love for her child. It's a great reassurance story for children as the little girl/boy (the illustrations of the child are a bit androgynous--which is, I think, a good thing as it lends itself to broader audiences) asks Mama whether she would still love her child even if it turned into an ape or a stinky skunk or a cyclops, or...!? And Mama says of course!!! The illustrations are wonderful ...more
Cleverly
Jan 27, 2011 Cleverly rated it it was amazing
I normally don't review children's books but I think I am going to start. I won't be often enough as I do all the other genres. I do read with my son and the books my son really takes attention to are the books I plan to review.

I Love You Stinky Face was given to my son as a gift. It's kind of a cute story. I call my niece Stinky Butt. I even have a little song to go with it. It never was out of negativity and she actually wants me to call her that. BTW she is 9. Anyhoo so they gave me the book
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KatLynne
Oct 21, 2013 KatLynne rated it really liked it
Recommended to KatLynne by: Duchess Nicole
Definitely a favorite! The message of a parents unconditional love for a child shines through in a fun, lovely illustrated and well written tale!

Thanks Nicole for recommending this. It's a big favorite with all the kiddies:)!
Sarah Sammis
Jul 27, 2011 Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2006
Since joining BookCrossing in 2003, most of the books I've read have been BookCrossing books, either in the form of books I have gotten from other members or my books that I have registered in order to release once I've read them. I Love You, Stinky Face breaks with that tradition as it is a book Sean has borrowed from his preschool.

Sometime this summer while I was giving Sean a bath, he exclaimed "I love you stinky face." I had no idea how to react. Was he insulting me? Was it a strange term of
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Zedsdead
Mar 09, 2015 Zedsdead rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People with wonderful parents.
Recommended to Zedsdead by: My mom.
I had a rather massive surgery last week which left my formerly pretty face looking like a bag of muddy tennis balls. When I told my mom this, she made me promise to read I Love You, Stinky Face. It's very sweet and extremely relevant to face-throat surgery-survivors with moms who love them.
Debbie
Sep 20, 2009 Debbie rated it it was amazing
A mother is tucking in her small child, but he has a question! This creative young boy wants to know if Mama will still love him if her were a scary ape, a terrible dinosaur, a green alien or a stinky skunk. Mama, of course, will love her little one no matter what he is and so she tells him until he is satisfied enough to finally say “I love you, Mama.”

What a wonderful and addictive book. I had gotten this book years ago, I have read it to the kids so many times, I think we all know it by heart
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Scott Rhee
Oct 03, 2013 Scott Rhee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
It's a game, I'm sure, all little kids play with their parents: to determine the limits of a parent's love. "Would you still love me if I was a crocodile?" 'Would you still love me if I had two heads?" "Would you still love me if I was a Tea Party Republican?"

The outcome of the game, of course, is the discovery that there are NO limits to a parent's love. Or, rather, there shouldn't be. Lisa McCourt's adorable picture book (with great illustrations by Cyd Moore) "I Love You, Stinky Face" is abou
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Anne
Jun 12, 2009 Anne rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-children
My 6 year old son picked this book out at the library, because his kindergarden teacher read it to his class last year. He read it to his little sisters and they both loved it! I enjoyed reading it to all of them, too!

It is about a little boy who asks his mother if she would still love him if he were various stinky or scary monsters and animals. She, in turn, tells his how she would take care of him if he smelled bad like a skunk, had sharp teeth like and alligator, or had one big eye like a cyc
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Ian
Jul 17, 2016 Ian rated it it was amazing
Hello? Nobel Prize in literature, anyone?
Rylee Stockton
Aug 27, 2016 Rylee Stockton rated it it was amazing
I love you, Stinky Face is a picture book. This book is about a boy with his mom tucking him in and he comes up with all these questions about him being different, if she would still love him. The mother explains to the son that no matter what he was like, she would do everything for him and still love him. This book would be able to be read on a first grade level considering the use of small sentences and the length of the book. Also, the story line is easy to understand and follow along with t ...more
Michelle McBeth
Dec 01, 2015 Michelle McBeth rated it it was amazing
SUMMARY: A child tucked into bed delays going to sleep, needing reassurance of his/her mother's love. The youngster asks, "Would you still love me....if I were a big scary ape?" or "a super smelly skunk" or "a terrible meat-eating dinosaur."

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations are colorful, creative, inventive and absolutely delightful. Kids are going to love love love them! My favorites were the swamp creature and the cyclops versions of the child.

REVIEW: First off, the child in this story could p
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Christina
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In the story, "I Love You Stinky Face", The main characters are a little boy and his mom. His mom was trying to put the little boy to bed when he started asking questions about how much his mom loved him. His mother answered all of the right answers and when the little boy was satisfied that his mom loved him enough, he went to sleep.

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According to chapter three in our textbook, if i was to read this to a classroom full of students, i would get them to engage in the story by maybe having th
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Crystal Marcos
The books illustrations were fun and imaginative. The story was heartwarming and humorous. It is about a boy who asks his mother one important question. "Would you still love me if?" It was delightful to see how much love this mother has for her child. I think that children and their mothers would benefit from adding this as a book to read when a child need to know a mother's love is unconditional.
Lisa Hartmann
Apr 29, 2014 Lisa Hartmann rated it really liked it
I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt is a great story. This contemporary realistic fiction is nice story about what if's. The story is about a young boy who keeps asking his mother is she loves him. He wants to know if he were any different would she still love him. The mother's answer is always yes. The child in the book things to think of every awful, stinky, and gross scenario that might turn his mom away. But every time she finds a solution and says yes she will still him. The pictures are ...more
Adam Donald
"I Love You Stinky Face" is what I consider to be a perfect bedtime story for young children. This is a story about a child, who is about to go to bed, asking his mother if she would love him in many different situations. He asks if she would love him if he were a sea monster, an alien and a smelly skunk. Every time the little boy asks a question like this his mother reassures him by telling him all the things she would do to take care of him and show her love. This goes along with the main them ...more
Katie Foster
Jan 23, 2014 Katie Foster rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
This book would be ideal for preschool and kindergarteners. Our textbook talks about how, at that age, children need a lot of reassurance and security regarding their parents love, and this book does just that. It's about a little boy who is being tucked into bed, and he asks his mom if she would still love him if he was a skunk, a green alien, a swamp monster, a Cyclops... all of these gross, disgusting things that would be hard to love. But his mom reassures him every single time (For example, ...more
Erika
Feb 09, 2013 Erika rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
My 3 year old LOVES this book. It's an endearing story of the unconditional love of a mother.
Kris Brown
Sep 24, 2013 Kris Brown rated it it was amazing
I Love You, Stinky Face was written by Lisa McCourt and illustrated by Cyd Moore. This picturebook was designed into a board book and intended to be read by the primary age group. No awards were issued to the author for writing this book. I Love You, Stink Face is a picturebook that showcases a mother reading a book to her son at bedtime. The son asks the mother a multitude of ridiculous questions about dangerous animals and whether she would still love him if he transformed into one of these an ...more
Liliana
Nov 14, 2012 Liliana rated it it was amazing
Grades: 1-2nd grade
Genre: Picture Book

Characters: A mother and son
Setting: The story takes place on the son’s bed.
POV: The point of view is from the son’s perspective.

As a mother is about to put her son to sleep, the son has a few questions for his mother and the love she has for him. All of the son’s questions are about if the mother would love him if he was a different animal and did terrible things. However, the mother’s responses were always positive and she would always be there for her so
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Nikole
Nov 13, 2012 Nikole rated it really liked it
Fountas-Pinnel Guided Reading: N
Genre: Picture Book

Characters: A mother and son
Setting: The story takes place on the son’s bed.
POV: The point of view is from the son’s perspective.

As a mother is about to put her son to sleep, the son has a few questions for his mother and the love she has for him. All of the son’s questions are about if the mother would love him if he was a different animal and did terrible things. However, the mother’s responses were always positive and she would always be ther
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Ellie Hipp
Sep 12, 2016 Ellie Hipp rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rdng350
This book is the story of a little boy and his mother talking back and forth about what it would take for her to not love him. She reassures him that nothing he could ever do or be could make her stop...no matter how stinky, how dirty, how ugly he is, she assures him that she will always love him. I love this book so much, because no matter how old you are, everyone like to read a story about a mother's love. It is heartwarming, charming, and sweet. Also the illustrations are amazing.
Mary
Sep 20, 2015 Mary added it
This book is about the unconditional love of a parent. I like this book because the premise is that no matter what you do or how you look or what choices you might make your parents still love you. I think this is important especially in today's world, where children are faced with more complicated issues at a younger age. The illustrations are endearing and the writing simple but conveys the importance of unconditional love.I would recommend this book because it is a "feel good" book.
Krista
Dec 06, 2015 Krista rated it it was amazing
I Love You, Stinky Face is a very cute children's book. It follows a boy and his mother at bed time. The boy wants to know, if he were a variety of scary, odd, or smelly creatures if his mother would still love him. His mother proves again and again that no matter what state her child is in that she would continue to love him with all her heart. This book shows the great, and silly lengths that a parents love will go to for their wonderful child.
Dolly
Oct 24, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, birthday, 2011
We borrowed this book from our local library as part of a kit with a paperback book and CD. We enjoyed listening to Kirsten Krohn narrate the story while we followed along with the book.

It's a sweet story, between a mother and child that describes the unconditional, infinite love a mother has. The illustrations are terrific and we were reminded of one of our favorite stories that is also a collaboration between Lisa McCourt and Cyd Moore: Good Night Princess Pruney Toes. We will certainly look
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Natalie
Aug 23, 2015 Natalie rated it it was amazing
Stinky Face Rocks!!

Absolutely a book for all ages!! I enjoyed it so much and my seven year old was just a giggling. No matter what the little girl asks her Mama, (What if I was an alligator? What if I was an Ape?) and so forth her Mama lets her know she would take care of her and love her NO matter what she was.
A friend recommended this read and I can't say enough good things about the humor and cuteness of it! :)
Lachelle Cooper
Nov 04, 2011 Lachelle Cooper rated it liked it
PictureBook
Ages 3-7
Paperback

This is a silly fun book that tells a story about a mothers unconditional love for her son. The son goes on an adventurous rant and envisions himself as numerous creatures tryin to see if his mother would still love him. Though the son ask some crazy questions the mother finds a way to let him no that no matter what she will always love him. The drawings in this book make it easy for young readers to follow along. Many parents can realare to this book because they may
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Jalen
Oct 02, 2014 Jalen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-mothers-love
A mother's love is has a great story line, it shows how far a mother will go to be re-united with her child. The child asks so many questions about impossible obstacles he thinks his mother couldn't over come just to return home to him. Little does the child know his mother has a very clever answer of how she will over come all obstacles just to be with her baby once more.
Sarah Schwartz
Oct 10, 2011 Sarah Schwartz rated it really liked it
Genre: Picturebook

Awards:

Age Group: Nursery, Primary

Summary: This board book shares an exchange between a mother and her son at bedtime. The son asks the mother if she would love him if he were a giant ape, or a one eyed monster, or a stinky skunk. The mother always replies with a witty, tender affirmative.

Evaluation: I gave this book four out of five stars because it puts a silly and creative spin on a common “I love you” theme. The pastel illustrations are whimsical and vivid. The child is not
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