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Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror

(Stinky Cecil #2)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  92 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Stinky Cecil is back in a hilarious new adventure!

Cecil and his amphibian pals are taking a well-deserved break after saving their pond from freeway construction when a third-grade science class shows up for a field trip. The kids nab Cecil for their classroom terrarium!

At first Cecil is terrified, but he quickly gets used to being a class pet. That is, until Nesbit the c
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Wayne McCoy
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
The adventures of Stinky Cecil continue in 'Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror' by Paige Braddock. The cast of silly animals are back along with some new friends.

This time around, the pond is safe, but Cecil is not. He gets taken by a couple children on a field trip and winds up in a terrarium in their classroom. A rescue attempt by Cecil's friends Jeremy, Ray Ray and Jeff. Reggie would help, but he died again (he's always doing that). Meanwhile, Cecil is making friends in his new living space wit
Todd Glaeser
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Far funnier then a book like this has any right to be. I liked how the people in the book resembled both Braddock's other work and a little of Charles Shultz's. Plus I'm sure Amelia is a tribute to Amelia from Amelia Rules. ...more
Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
Chloe Kim
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the hamster, Jeff! This one was just as good as the first Stinky Cecil book! - Chloe, age 7
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 3rd-grade
Just like the first graphic novel about Stinky Cecil, this one is funny and informative. I cannot wait to see what the kids at my library think of it. Fun reading!
Melina Carlborg
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was really funny and I love it
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun to read.
Becky B
Stinky Cecil is just hanging out at his pond with his friends when a group of small humans invades and snatches him up. They take him to school and Cecil finds himself in a brand new situation. One that doesn't turn out all that bad. He has adoring fans, he gets regular meals, there's no hawks trying to eat him, if only one of his terrarium roommates wasn't an over-talkative chameleon, this just might be paradise. Of course, Cecil's friends don't realize that he's landed in such a cushy situatio ...more
Ms. Yingling
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Cecil and his friends are hanging out at the pond as usual when they see a group of miniature humans. Unfortunately, one of them picks Cecil up and takes him back to the school to live in a terrarium. It's not Cecil's favorite place because of a very talkative chameleon, but it's not that bad a life. All leisure, no looking for food or worrying about predators. A snake who likes to hide in the log questions whether Cecil will miss his freedom, and eventually he does
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cecil has a relaxed life at the pond, where his worst problem is hawk blocking the sun when he is trying to take a nap. This change the day a group of school children arrive to a field trip to the pond. They find Cecil and take him to their terrarium at school. Any other creature would have been terrified, but lazy Cecil quickly learned the benefits of the terrarium, being the most remarkable being fed. Nesbit the chameleon, his "roommate", is a different story. He can be really annoying.

At the
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
In the second Stinky Cecil book, Cecil is taken by a class visiting his pond on a field trip. From lazing around the pond, enjoying the mud, Cecil finds himself in a terrarium with a loquacious chameleon and a shy garter snake. It is very silly and might bring some laughs to your students. The story line is a little more complicated than some "early read" graphic novels with the "back at the ranch" literary technique; the story bounces back-and-forth between the pond animals and the students.

Carla Johnson-Hicks
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, netgalley
Cecil the toad is back for another adventure. When a group of students visit the pond, one of them catches Cecil and the teacher allows him to bring him back to put in the terrarium. Cecil is scared at first but when he finds out that he is safe from predators and that he gets fed regularly he is quite content, until he meets Nesbit the chameleon. He is annoying and never stops talking. There is also a garter snake that stays in the fake log. When Cecil's pond friends find out he has been kidnap ...more
Paul Franco
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
A toad who’s the leader of his little pond gang gets captured by a school group and placed in a schoolroom terrarium. Though his new friends are a bit annoying, he comes to enjoy himself just in time to be rescued. A children’s book with a little bit of an edge, for a children’s book, anyway. Cecil the toad is so delightfully snarky, and of course stinky when he needs to be.
There’s a harsh reminder—probably sad for the first time—of a fly’s five-day lifespan, but his heart will live on. . . I m
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
A child on a field trip snaps up Cecil the toad and brings him back to live in the classroom terrarium. Cecil's animal friends embark on a mission to save their friend...with the help of a hamster named Jeff who knows how to fly a remote-control helicopter. Meanwhile Cecil luxuriates in the terrarium, with guaranteed meals that drop from the sky, even though his roommate chameleon is super-annoyingly talkative. The silliness zings non-stop: when the friends look for Reggie the fly to join their ...more
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
After being interrupted from attempting to take a nap, Cecil is taken by a few kids that are out with the Science teacher. They put him in the classroom terrarium where he finds a new friend that drives him crazy. Back at the pond, his friends are concerned and put together a rescue mission to save Cecil. This book is great for the kids who like the graphic novel style stories. The illustrations are funny. The closing of the book has educational information and instructions on how to make your o ...more
Easier (shorter dialog boxes, crisp & clean layout), longer graphic novel with simple, familiar plot lines for those new to reading GN. Some good kid jokes, a few adults might only get as well. Info on some of the animals in the back matter and some rough draft character sketches as well. Wish my book vendor had it in hardcover, not just paperback.
Oh, man, this is just as good as the first one. The humor is light and sassy and I love how each of the characters have such unique voices and personalities. I hope this series is successful and can't wait for the next one! ...more
Donna Maguire
This was a really fun read with some excellent images to illustrate the story and keep little ones entertained. I loved the characters and how they interacted, a really good read with some brilliant facts thrown in too!
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Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fun story about Cecil the toad being taken from his home and taken to a classroom to live.
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Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This series is so cute and funny. It also slips in some science facts.
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Paige Braddock is an Eisner-nominated artist and writer and the Chief Creative Officer at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. She has illustrated several Peanuts children’s books; her other graphic novels for children include the Stinky Cecil series. Braddock is publishing a new line of graphic novels for children with Penguin Kids titled, Peanut, Butter, & Crackers. The first book in the serie ...more

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