I Stink!

I Stink!

Book - 2002
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A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini.
Publisher: New York : Joanne Cotler Books, 2002
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780064438360
Branch Call Number: je McMu
Additional Contributors: McMullan, Jim, 1936-


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Mar 17, 2018

My 2 & 4 year old boys love this one, but I personally don’t like it. It sounds mean and gross when I read it out loud. Puppy poo, dirty diapers, “buuuuuuurp,” and “Outta my way.”

Nov 22, 2014

Is the art work by R. Crumb???

Nov 21, 2014

The alphabet soup and the burping make this one a big hit at my house. This is one of those library books that I will probably end up buying, because of how much my kids like it. Of the books in this series, I think this is the best one.

Sep 17, 2012

My daughter has loved this book since she was two. She still asks for it now at four. We often quote it, "Beep, beep, beep, hey! Beep, beep, out of my way!"

Feb 03, 2011

I personally didn't like it when I first read it but my son loved it. Good for boys and to learn the alphabet.

Shawn D Rycroft
Aug 02, 2010

Two year old boy loves this and finds the alphabet soup hilarious.

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Aug 11, 2010

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Aug 17, 2011

PreS-Gr 2-An enthusiastic garbage truck describes the hearty joys of its daily rounds. The personified vehicle, with windows as eyes and a grille mouth, is appropriately unapologetic for the noises and smells that come with the territory. After filling up with trash ("Whoa, those bags are way compacted"), it gives a loud burp, followed by an "alphabet soup" list of items it digests, including "Dirty diapers," "Puppy poo," and "Ugly underpants." Varied perspectives; the creative use of light; and a palette of grays, blues, greens, and yellow visually capture the rewards of garbage collecting in an appealingly gross package. The text appears in letters of assorted size, color, and boldness that aptly fit the lively directness of the narrative. The truck's brash good humor shows in its toothy grin and expressive eyes, but the human qualities do not detract from its obvious truckish essence. When it proudly admits that it stinks ("Whooooo-whee! Do I ever!"), the truck asks readers where they would be without it. The answer appears on the following spread with a garbage-covered city. The simple, but distinctive voice of the narrating vehicle makes this a fun and funny read-aloud, especially for young truck enthusiasts.-Steven Engelfried, Beaverton City Library, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.


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