Monday, April 13, 2009
I Stink by Kate and Jim McMullan
This book teaches about garbage trucks in a way that few could imagine, allowing us to make alphabet soup out of our trash, understand the mechanisms of the truck and know why it sometimes wakes us up at night. The illustrator brings the truck to life by giving it personality. The words in the story are awesome but again, sometimes it is in the reading that makes it fun. When the truck blasts its back-up rap it needs to be read as a rap. When the words make it seem like the truck is bragging then your voice needs to brag. My kids love this story but perhaps it is in the way it is read more than the story itself. We own this one and read it regularly. For boys there is nothing better than stinky trash trucks and if your boys are like mine, the highlight of the week was watching the trash truck pick up our garbage.