Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold

Stink and the Attack of the Slime MoldStink, #10

Written by Megan McDonald, Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

This is the 10th book about Stink and his friends. Of course he is also in the Judy Moody series. This is a nice book that young readers will enjoy – especially if they like slime. There is a lot of oozing in the book.

The writing and graphic portions of the book are really well blended throughout. It is a fun book to read. Going between pictures, words, comic strips and posters of events is imaginative and engaging. The captain’s logs are great ways to share note-taking and summarizing. Some of the references might be missed by young readers since not everyone is familiar with Star Trek at such a young age. Those who are will really enjoy the star logs and other references. Even those who are not familiar with Star Trek will be able to relate to note-taking and reflections on events.

Peter H. Reynolds’ pictures are friendly — even when they show Frankenslime or slime mold. Readers will enjoy the drawings. There is a nice balance of small, medium and large pictures throughout. Some pictures are almost like movie posters. There are small stories in the larger story that are told in comic strip style. The transitions between different writings and drawings is smooth. There is a lot of humor in both the writing and the drawings.

Readers will have fun with this book.

Review by Cheryl Baker, Mill Creek Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-4

Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold
Written by Megan McDonald, Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Candlewick Press
131 pages
Release Date: February 9, 2016

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  1. New Giveaway Alert! 5/4/2017: We have a copy of this book to give away to a school library, teacher, or student in Granite School District. The first to leave a short comment below with your name will win the book, as long as you haven’t already won a book from us this week. Thanks for looking!

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