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Stink el Increible Nino Menguante = Stink, the Incredible Shrinking Kid (Stink #1)

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Every morning Stink makes Judy measure him 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? A Chicago Public Library Best Book A Buckeye Children's Book Award Winner (Ohio) A Rhode Island Chi ...more
Paperback, 102 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Alfaguara Infantil (first published January 1st 2005)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid (Stink, #1), Megan McDonald
عنوان: استینک : بچه ی عجیبی که قدش آب میرود - کتاب اول؛ نویسنده: مگان مکدونالد؛ مترجم: ریحانه جعفری؛ تهران، افق، 1394، در 90 ص، مصور، رنگی؛ شابک: 9786002530942؛ موضوع: داستان خیال انگیز و طنز - ؛ قرن 21 م
Rossy
Nov 12, 2015 Rossy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s, one-star
1.5 stars
Judy Moody is a horrible sister! I only enjoyed the cute cartoon adventures Stink draws, and how encouraging his teacher is.
Karen
Nov 11, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are so many great, comical series centered around girl protagonists: Judy Moody (Judy Moody, Book 1) by Megan McDonald, Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Ramona, #6) by Beverly Cleary, and my personal favorite, Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones, #1) by Barbara Park. It's great to finally have one for boys - My six-year old LOVES Stink- we've read them all and now he wants to read all the Judy Moody's. Stink appeals across the ages as well - I have students all the way up through seventh grade who enjoy these books.
Gordon Elijah
Apr 18, 2010 Gordon Elijah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was kind of funny and cool. It was a very awesome book because Stink is kind of weird and funny, and so is Stink's sister, Judy Moody. And they're kind of silly and a little bit crazy.
midnightfaerie
A book my 6 yr old loved, a little old for my preschoolers. A solid reading level 2 book, this reader has a good amount of advanced vocabulary words, but not so long that it discourages a new reader. Used it for his read out loud book, which was perfect. It took about 15 mins for him to read and had just enough new vocabulary words to make it challenging. Also, it was a fun and interesting story he could get into. He liked it so much, he asked for more by this author. Great reading book!
Louise Buchanan
Mar 22, 2016 Louise Buchanan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graciela-read
Graciela has really enjoyed reading this whole series. She whizzes through these and can't wait for the next each time. The only one she won't read is the one about zombies. She described the books in her Bookworm Journal as 'funny and cool'. She is grade 2.
Lindsay Wallace
I very much enjoyed Megan McDonald's Stink...The Incredible Shrinking Kid. The story followed the trials and tribulations of second-grader, James Moody... also known as "Stinky". Stinky is the shortest kid in room 2D, and to make matters worse, he is apparently SHRINKING! When the class is instructed to write a paper discussing their favorite president on Presidents' Day, Stinky of course chooses James Madison, the fourth, and the shortest president of the United States of America. Stinky's fami ...more
Bianca
Jan 12, 2009 Bianca rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The only thing redeeming about this book are the little comics that Stink draws. The rest of Stink's interesting ideas are trounced by his rotten sister and it bemoans me to have to explain why she is the way she is to my child. Stink is overshadowed and if I were him I would wish that I were an only child.
If you want to show your child what it is like to A. be in traditional education and B. have a shitty sibling, then this is the book for you. I don't want to read the sequels and I don't even
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Jennifer Budde
Aug 30, 2013 Jennifer Budde rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 544
Stink the Incredible Shrinking kid was a very engaging and meaningful read. Megan McDonald created a very intentional story about a boy and his feelings of inadequacy because of his height. She showed the importance of human relationships as this boy went on a journey to find confidence within himself. While I feel that the text was written in a very intentional way that allowed the reader to relate to the characters and feel for them deeply I was more drawn in by the text features. As a first g ...more
Lara
Jun 19, 2010 Lara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's Kiddie-lit this week in the Reading Room! At just 102 pages--and that's with pictures, too!--I just know some of you are thinking:

"Are you for real?"

"Hey, that sounds like an easy out!"

"That can't count! C'mon now!"

Okay, so perhaps those are really questions I was thinking as I actually attempted a grown up book and got bogged down with too many other things this week. But as I rationalized not finishing the other book, I took comfort in reminding myself that this project will be as success
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Jackie
James Moody, aka, Stink, brother to Judy, takes the reader through some hilarious happenings. His shenanigans run the gamut from elation to gruesome. Stink moans and laments that he is not getting any taller and fears he will be stuck at 3 feet eight inches for the rest of his life. But, when his teacher, Mrs. Dempster allows him to take the class pet home for the weekend, he stands just a little bit taller with pride. Then, catastophe strikes involving a garbage disposal...yikes! not a pretty s ...more
Brittany
I picked this up today because I am trying to find things for my reluctant and lower-level readers. This may appeal to them, but it won't help them with their need to use mature vocabulary, mature thoughts, etc.

However, if they will enjoy it and keep reading, then that's half the battle and I'm satisfied.

It is a goofy and quick and would be good for kids ages 7-10 (or similar reading level).
Barbara
He is Judy Moody's kid brother. His favorite president is James Madison. He is the 4th president and he too is short. He wants to have James Madison be included in hte president's day. Stink's real name is James Moody. He also had a pet newt from school for hte weekend which shedded it's skin. Unfortunately, Judy was trying to help and she dropped the newt into sink and down the drain. She then turned on the garbage disposal. Hence, Newty went to Newt heaven. Teacher wasn't mad and she had the c ...more
Penny
Nov 02, 2012 Penny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
This book turned out to be quite a surprise! I was expecting something funny in the vein of Judy Moody. What I got was a book that was funny, cute, and surprisingly educational. Stink is a smart kid! There's factual information in there about newts and James Madison, the 4th president of the United States of America! I think that was honestly my favorite part, as I'm kind of a history buff too. I think my daughter will love that part of the book.

Listening to the way the characters are written th
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Hannah Barton
Stink is the brother of Judy Moody and he believes he is shrinking. This book is very funny. Stink asks everyone if he is shrinking. He has no idea that he isn't shrinking because everyone decides to mess with him
Ambar Flores
Apr 18, 2016 Ambar Flores rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 9
My summary is, one day a kid named stink and he was the shortest in his class and his sister made fun of him and she mesures stink every morning. Then when he went one day to school he got chosen for a rafle for him to take home the class pet a the state mamel a lizerd and stinks big sister judy sees the pet and puts the pet with her toad and she dosent listen yo her brother and acsadently slips into the stink. And she turns on the thing to smash the food and kills the lizerd. I recomend this bo ...more
Cristian Corona
Nov 06, 2015 Cristian Corona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is about this kid called Stink that was really small and had a lot of problems growing. Everyone keep on bullying him because he was small there were all reading books about this kid who shank.


I liked this book a lot because stink was not growing but he keep shrinking so that was funny.


I recommend this book to people that like funny books.
Beyond the Pages
Love this character!
Jen W
Jul 27, 2015 Jen W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy reader, fiction; Grades K-3; Reading level 2.9 Lexile 480

Awards: None

Description: Shrink has his sister, Judy Moody, measure him every morning. One night he finds he shrunk a quarter of an inch and thinks he is shrinking! Throughout the book Stink draws comics emulating real life experiences but with a super hero twist. Will he ever grow taller?

Characteristics:
1. It is important for an easy reader to make an emotional connection, and in this story many young readers will relate to his relat
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Kate Schwarz
Mar 31, 2015 Kate Schwarz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
I'm reading books that are available to boys (and girls) Ben's age (6) and reading level (pretty impressive). Specifically, I'm looking at the characters in this novels. Stink was one of the top three, and I wanted to check him out. He gets a not-so-awesome reputation among parents; I wondered: is it justified? I don't think so! He's the little brother to Judy Moody, a character Megan McDonald created in the early 2000s. Stink was such a popular character in those books that her fans asked her t ...more
Lisa
Jul 26, 2014 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: level-l
Genre: Realistic Fiction (Fiction)

Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Level: L

Summary: Judy Moody's younger brother finally got his own story. In this book, Stink is feeling down about being short and even shrinking. He seems to have a bad luck streak going when something good happens. His second grade teacher, Mrs. Dempster, chooses him to take the class pet home for the weekend. Stink devotes his weekend to taking care of the newt, and when Judy suggests they clean the newt's cage, Stink goes a
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Felix
Jan 21, 2016 Felix rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read the book STINK-the incredible shrinking kid by Megan McDonald. This book is fiction. The genre of this book is adventure. I chose to read this book because the blurb on the back made me want to read this book and the book just looked very appealing.

The story is about this boy going on holidays and to different competitions. the story is set around the places he goes to and visits. The book 19s main character is stink. First shrink is very small and wants to get taller and one day the rule
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Shelli
Nov 08, 2010 Shelli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love how Megan McDonald slips in a mini history lesson in so many of her books. In this book Stink talks about his hero James Madison. While this was not the entire story line its my number 1 reason as to why this series is so wonderful for kids. My daughter and I have learned about Elizebeth Blackwell, Paul Revere, Nelliey Bly, and even learned about the famous classic Nancy Drew stories.
J.
Jul 07, 2011 J. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two things I most like is that when his friend changes he name, he simply accepts the new name without protest--he accepts that she has the authority to name herself. I also like that he writes to his governor, and that the governor writes back--he gets involved with politics. The language play is clever, and the illustrations are wonderful. Recommended.
Drew
Jan 23, 2009 Drew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: andy-mama-books
Although "Stink" books aren't the easiest for a parent to read to their children, they definitely aren't too bad! My son truly enjoys them, and he enjoys the sketched illustrations to help create the story in his head, as well. As long as my son is smiling, I will keep reading. Stink is a likable character and easy for whom my son to relate.
Annie
Sep 20, 2015 Annie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Stink is little brother to Judy Moody who has her own series of books. This is the first in Stink's own series which I gather is geared more towards boys. I found this on a list of recommended books for 5 and 6 year olds and picked it up in my never ending quest to keep my daughters entertained. I was thoroughly unimpressed. First of all, the book is kind of scattered: there are bits of plot but then random educational things about presidents and newts thrown in as well. Second, where are their ...more
Angel Alaguna
Mar 05, 2015 Angel Alaguna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book is so funny because he (stink) has always wished to be a little tiny person but then one morning he is as tiny as a little ant but after a while regrets to be tiny and would want to become as big as a normal person.
Darion Williams
This book is about a boy named Stink who is really short, his friends call him short as well as his sister.I liked this book because it was funny.I recommend this book to people who are short.
Beka
Jan 02, 2016 Beka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kurt-s-books
We loved this book

My favorite part was when he pushed the monster into the super duper shrinking clothes dryer. We laughed and laughed!
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"Sometimes I think I am Judy Moody," says Megan McDonald, author of the Judy Moody series, the Stink series, and THE SISTERS CLUB. "I'm certainly moody, like she is. Judy has a strong voice and always speaks up for herself. I like that."

For Megan McDonald, being able to speak up for herself wasn't always easy. She grew up as the youngest of five sisters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her father, an
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