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I Love You Stinky Face (Stinky Face)

4.37 of 5 stars 4.37  ·  rating details  ·  4,941 ratings  ·  305 reviews
I Love You Stinky Face
Library Binding, 32 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Troll Communications (first published January 1st 1949)
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Duchess Nicole
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 matter how stinky, how dirty, how ugly he is, she l
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
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
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
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
Mar 09, 2015 Zedsdead rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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.
Scott Rhee
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
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
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
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.

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
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
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
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
My 3 year old LOVES this book. It's an endearing story of the unconditional love of a mother.
Kris Brown
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
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
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
Oct 24, 2011 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2011, childrens, birthday
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
Lachelle Cooper
Ages 3-7

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
I ordered this book for my nieces as they love it so much their first copy is falling apart. They'll be two in two days. :)

I just read it for the first time and it's very cute. The little boy's imagination is wonderful as he tries to think up creatures that his mama won't love. But she assures him that she would love him no matter what, even if he were a super stinky face. :)
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
Genre: Picturebook


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
Sep 18, 2009 Slayermel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents with young children, preschool teachers
I absolutely adore this book and read it at least once a week with the children at the centre.

This story is about a child being tucked into bed by their Mother when they have a question. "Mama What if I where a big Harry Ape, would you still love me?" And the Mother in her calm Motherly way replies how she would still love the big scary ape and make him a cake out of bananas etc...

This goes on for a while with the child coming up with other scenarios of what would happen if he was A smelly skun
Meg McGregor
One of my favorite stories to read at bedtime or nap time.

A little boy asks his Mother if she would love him if he became such animals as a super smelly skunk, an alligator with big sharp teeth, or even a slimy swamp monster.

And his Mother responds, "I would love you!"

What more would she have to say?
Have you ever wondered about the unconditional love that a parent has for their children? If you are ever like me, you cringe a little when you see a child with a runny nose and the snot is running down their faces. I always look at their mothers who are so unphased by it that they could almost lick the snot right off of their faces and it not bother them, even a little.

This book describes that emotion, without being gross or creepy (like I'll Love You Forever). In this board book, the child ask
I Love You, Stinky Face portrays that a mother will always love her child regardless of "what" they are. The boy asks if his mother will still love him if he is various types of beings like a monster, etc... Children will love repeating this story. My daughter loves reading this book over and over.
Tim Vandenberg

Neither the art nor the text inspired me. Yes, the mother is loving & all.....But I'd rather spend quality time with a loved one while reading together something else.

Not recommended, though many may certainly treasure the message of the mother's never-ending, unhindered love.
My daughter LOVES this book. We started reading it to her a little after she turned one, and it always held her attention. Now she's two, and still loves reading it. It's quick enough that we can finish it in one sitting, but long enough that we aren't reading 50 books before bedtime.
A.C. Bauch
To me, this book's premise is similar to that of The Runaway Bunny--a mother's loving, endless pursuit of her son. Even though he's only a couple of months old, my son was quite taken with the illustrations. As he gets older, I feel certain this book will become a favorite.
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