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Stinky (TOON Books)

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  885 Ratings  ·  114 Reviews
A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book
 
Stinky is a monster who loves pickles and possums but is terrified of people. When a new kid enters his swamp, this adorable little monster comes up with all sorts of crazy plans to scare him away. But Stinky quickly learns to conquer his fear, as he realizes that bats, rats, and toads aren’t the only friends you can find in the swamp.
 
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Paperback, 40 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by Toon Books (first published August 29th 2008)
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Alicia
Nov 01, 2009 Alicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stinky was on the 2009 ALA Honor Book list for the Theodore Giesel Award. It is a beginning reader book presented in a graphic novel format (for the purpose of LIS 565 assignment 3, I will count this book as a graphic novel rather than an early reader). Stinky is a smelly swamp monster who believes that all human children love taking baths, "eat cake and apples", and do not like any of the gross things that Stinky loves. When a human boy, named Nick, builds a tree house in Stinky's swamp, Stinky ...more
Dov Zeller
This is a really fun and cute book. There are already a lot of great reviews so I won't say too much. Basically, a really stinky monster who lives in a super stinky swamp with his pet toad Wartbelly, is afraid of human kids because they like baths and cupcakes and other cute things. Nothing we haven't seen before, but the particulars are uniquely Davis, and this is a fun little story.

One thing that bothers me about this book, and maybe I'm thinking about it more because I am mostly reading with
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Scope
Jan 02, 2009 Scope rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kids love it when characters play against type. Not only does this method of storytelling pave the way for some humor, but it also allows the author to challenge conventional thinking. The children’s lit landscape is full of birds that don’t like to fly, kids that want to be adults, dogs that want to be wolves, doughnuts that want to be dogs, cats that want to be chihuahuas, and so on. Add Stinky to this list. A purple monster who leads a disgustingly smelly life, yet is afraid of children. Elea ...more
David
Feb 14, 2012 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stinky by Eleanor Davis is a beginning reader and easy graphic novel about a swamp monster trying to scare away a boy who has intruded ino HIS swamp.

Stinky tours his swamp, voicing concerns about the nearby town with scary kids and their weird food and clean habits. Discovering a kid has built a treehouse in his swamp, Nicky tries to scare him away by leaving him a scary toad, stealing his hammer, and scaring him. Stinky gets himself in trouble and is rescued by the kid, Nick. Could this be the
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swalterich
Dec 21, 2009 swalterich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The popularity of graphic novels has filtered down to the youngest readers, and Stinky by Eleanor Davis is the first (but probably not the last) to win the prestigious Geisel Award for beginning readers. Stinky is part of a series of Toon books which specifically targets young readers with “the pleasure of comics” so it seems like a natural choice for this award. The story revolves around the title character—Stinky--who likes mud and muck and slime and stinky smells. He avoids the town because ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jennifer Wardrip aka "The Genius" for Kids @ TeensReadToo.com

Stinky Seymour is a monster who lives in the swamp. The dirty, mucky, smelly, gooey swamp. He lives with his pet toad, Wartbelly, and really loves his pickled onions.

What he doesn't love is the town on the other side of the swamp, because towns have - kids! Kids like to eat apples (yuck!) and take baths (double yuck!), and they don't like his dirty, mucky, smelly, gooey swamp.

And that's just the way Stinky likes it.

But t
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Raina
Jan 30, 2010 Raina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: j, graphicnovel, funny, animals
I like this quasi-new genre of the paradigm-flip. Stinky is a monster who lives in a swamp. He likes to eat pickled things (like onions and bananas), hang out with slugs and possums, and, of course, stink. He hates apples, and is afraid of kids who are gross and scary. To his horror, one child enters his swamp and builds a treehouse in the middle of it! Stinky tries a variety of ways to make the kid go away, and of course the predictable occurs. Cute, approachable, I like the quirky details in D ...more
Boni
Aug 28, 2009 Boni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The TOON books have been hit-and-miss for me. My favorite until now has been Otto's Orange Day, but I'll put this one right up there too. Terrific easy reader in a comic format- I thoroughly enjoyed it. Give this book to a reluctant reader with confidence :)
Jason
Read this back when it came out but never logged it. It's a lovely story about how there's a friend for everyone. Even if you're smelly and like disgusting things.
Laurie
Nov 14, 2012 Laurie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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James K
Dec 07, 2016 James K rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
This book is Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book. It is most appropriate for 1-3 graders. Stinky is monster who reminds me a lot of the character Shrek because he loves to be dirty, onions, and dislikes people intruding onto his turf. So, problems arise when a young boy from the nearby town builds a treehouse in Stinky's woods. Stinky first tries to scare him away with ghosts, his stench, and a toad, but then tries to help him by fetching his lucky hat from a hole. Stinky winds up falling in, howev ...more
Karen
Jul 02, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stinky (the title alone will get some reluctant readers to pick up this book) is a book about this horribly smelling monster that lives in a swamp and likes all gross things. One thing he doesn't like is children because children like to take baths and eat apples and cake; he prefers pickled onions. Anyways, Stinky's life is great in his gross swamp until Nick comes along and builds a tree house in the swamp. Stinky tries to do so many things to scare away Nick, but Nick is different than the wa ...more
Amy
Stinky Seymour is the stinkiest, most foul swamp monster you will ever meet. He is king of the swamp, and nothing scares him - except for kids. They are just so clean, and they don't love any of the dirty things that make Stinky so happy (or so Stinky thinks). Stinky is content in his swamp, until one day when - *gasp* - a child starts building a treehouse in *his* tree! Something must be done! Stinky tries everything he can think of to get rid of the child, but - to Stinky's surprise - he isn't ...more
Simone
Author: Eleanor Davis
Publisher and Date: , The Little Lit Library, 2008

Summary: Stinky the monster has his mind set that unless kids live in swamps they are disgusting. When Nick discovers Stinky’s swamp, Stinky tries everything he can do to get rid of him. This is a laugh out-loud story written in a comic-format.

Review: As a teacher, I do not know if I would use this story as a read aloud but I think it is great to keep in a classroom library for a 1st of 2nd classroom. There are many element
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Kayla Pollema
Feb 17, 2010 Kayla Pollema rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pbgs1
Stinky lives in the swamp and enjoys being with out people until one day he meats a boy how likes the swamp just as much as he does.

The comic strip layout of this book makes it one of the most enviting chapter books for struggling readers. Becuase it is written much like a comic strip the pictures help the reader find the meaning in the text. The pages are broken up into many segments to show many different pictures on each page. This helps the reader visualize the story. The text is humorous an
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Maggie Sideris
Title: Stinky
Grade Level: Kindergarten- 3rd grade
Summary: This book is about a monster named stinky, who lives in a swamp near a town. Stinky loves mud, onions, possums and being smelly, but he does not like kids. One day a little boy makes a tree house near his swamp, so stinky tries to find ways to get rid of the boy. Stinky soon realizes that Nick and him have a lot in common so they should be friends.
Review: This was a really cute graphic novel. It was easy to read, and easy to follow. The i
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Alyssa Becker
Stinky, wrtitten by: Eleanor Davis; Copyright 2008, 40 pgs.
*Picture Book #1-Graphic Novel*

This book was adorable! Stinky is a little monster who loves his swamp and everything gross. He gets mad at kids who live next to him in the city because they do not like gross things and eat healthy. Stinky's world is fun and yes, stinky, but to kids it would be funny and interesting. The vocabulary words about the swamp are already in bold which is a helpful tool. The map in the front inside cover is fun
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Mattathias Westwood
Eleanor Davis is a comics creator of prodigious talent. This, one of her first published works, is no exception, though it didn't wow me in quite the way that The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook or How To Be Happy did. It's a straightforward story of Stinky, a monster (think mini-Shrek), trying to protect his swamp from the incursions of a kid, who turns out to be not as easy to scare as Stinky supposed.

Monica
Stinky is a little monster who lives in a wonderfully smelly swamp and loves to be smelly and play with smelly, slimy, gooey things. One day a boy from town builds a tree house in one of Stinky 19s trees. Stinky does not like that the boy is playing in his swamp area so he tries his very hardest to get the boy to leave.

Stinky by Eleanor Davis is a graphic novel for young readers. It is written with simple language, the pictures correlate nicely with the story, and it is short enough to keep a ch
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Melissa Mcavoy
Age Range: 5-8
Stinky the monster loves a smelly day in his swamp. All he wants is to be left alone with his pickled onions and Wartbelly his toad. When Nick, a new boy in town, builds a tree house, Stinky is determined to drive him out. While Stinky’s plans fail, he has time to realize his bias against kids might not be based on reality.
Similar Books: Shrek by William Steig, Luke on the Loose by Harry Bliss, Go Away Dog by Joan L. Nodset, My Friend the Monster by Clyde Robert Bulla, Ivy & Be
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Cammym
Stinky is a monster who lives in the swamp. He doesn't like boys. So when one shows up, he tries to find ways to get rid of him. He tries to scare him with a slimy toad, but he makes him his pet. He pretends to be a ghost, but that doesn't scare him. He steals his hammer, but he finds it again! This boy just loves the swamp! But when Stinky falls into his "bottomless" pit, he needs the boy to save him, and decides that boys aren't so bad after all.

Easy-to-read comic book, great for boys and relu
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Mary
Stinky the monster lives in a mucky swamp with his pet toad, Wartbelly. Stinky dines on raw onions. He can't imagine anything worse than human kids. Yet one day a boy named Nick builds a tree house in Stinky's swamp...and the rest is history.

This story picks up a classic notion in children's literature: taking our daily world and making it seem weird and strange. Kids will laugh at Stinky's unique worldview, while wondering why we do the things we do. Recommended for children at the end of kind
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Emmy
Jan 24, 2015 Emmy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story is about a monster named stinky and a boy.Stinky loved everything stinky he love mud and garlic.The worst thing he hates is kids and candy he lived somewhere in the woods of a city.Then he meets the boy and they make friends.

In my opinion i like this book because in this book you learn lesson like for instance,if you see something that you don't like does it means that they are mean another examples is that do not jugde a book by its cover.

If you would like to read this book you wou
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Michelle Rosales
Stinky loves being smelly and eating smelly things. If something smells great then Stinky doesn’t like it. He doesn’t like kids who take baths, it makes him so mad. He hates that kids eat cake and apples, he stays away from them. When Nick builds a tree house in Stinky’s swamp, he gets so mad. He tries many things to get Nick out of his swamp, all of which don’t work. Nick likes smelly and gross things too. After a while Stinky realizes that the Nick isn’t all that bad after all. Nick invites St ...more
Alexandria Hiam
I liked this graphic novel about a smelly swamp monster named, Stinky. It is appropriate for students in K through 2 and would definitely fit well in an easy reader collection. Stinky is upset by a young boy who has been hanging around the swamp and tries his best to deter him from hanging around. When the boy doesn't leave after several failed attempts to push him away, they actually become friends. A cute and silly story I think young readers will enjoy. I especially think young boys will appr ...more
Myrza
Jun 23, 2012 Myrza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5360-summer-12
Davis, E. (2008). Stinky. New York: Little Lit. Library.

The swamp monster Stinky likes to be alone with his toad in the swap full of mud and critters. Stinky does not like it when a boy named Nick comes to his swamp and builds a tree house. No mater what Stinky does the boy does not go away. The boy enjoys the swamp and the toad too. They come to find out that they like similar things and could use each others friendship. It’s accompanied by wonderful illustrations to add to the reading.
A
Mar 14, 2016 A rated it liked it
I liked this graphic novel about a smelly swamp monster named, Stinky. It is appropriate for students in K through 2 and would definitely fit well in an easy reader collection. Stinky is upset by a young boy who has been hanging around the swamp and tries his best to deter him from hanging around. When the boy doesn't leave after several failed attempts to push him away, they actually become friends. A cute and silly story I think young readers will enjoy. I especially think young boys will appr ...more
Jessica
Apr 15, 2009 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copy
I received this book for free from the publisher. All content and opinions are my own.

This was my favorite of the TOON BOOKS I read. It’s the story of Stinky, a Shrek-like creature who lives in a swamp and hates kids because they take baths and eat fruit. When Nick starts building a tree house in the swamp, Stinky takes drastic measures to scare Nick away - without much success. This one is in the form of “chapters” and seems to be geared toward older elementary-school aged children. The illustr
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Skye Kilaen
I did not want to bring this book home because of the title. Why would I want to read about stinky things?! My husband and our six year old son overruled me. I'm glad they did. It's a nice little story about learning to overcome your fear of people who are different, and it doesn't hit the readers repeatedly on the head with the lesson stick. If you don't like toads, though, I'd give it a pass.
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!
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My name is Eleanor Davis. I’m a cartoonist and illustrator. A collection of my short comics for adults, How To Be Happy, is out now from Fantagraphics Books. I have two graphic novels for kids: The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook (2009) which I created with my husband Drew Weing, and the easy-reader Stinky (2008). I live in Athens, Georgia.

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