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The Incredible Shrinking Kid

The Incredible Shrinking Kid

Series: Stink (Book #1)
by Megan McDonald Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

In honor of Judy Moody's younger "bother," the creators of the award-winning series have put themselves in a very Stink-y mood – proving, once and for all, that you're only as short as you feel.

Shrink, shrank, shrunk! Every morning, Judy Moody measures Stink and it's always the same: three feet, eight inches tall. Stink feels like even the class newt is growing faster than he is. Then, one day, the ruler reads — can it be? — three feet, seven and three quarters inches! Is Stink shrinking?

He tries everything to look like he's growing, but wearing up-and-down stripes and spiking his hair aren't fooling anyone into thinking he's taller. If only he could ask James Madison — Stink's hero, and the shortest person ever to serve as President of the United States.

In Stink's first solo adventure, his special style comes through loud and strong — enhanced by a series of comic strips, drawn by Stink himself, which are sprinkled throughout the book. From The Adventures of Stink in Shrink Monster  to The Adventures of Stink in Newt in Shining Armor, these very funny, homespun sagas reflect the familiar voice of a kid who pictures himself with super powers to deal with the travails of everyday life — including the occasional teasing of a bossy big sister!

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 4
Grade Level Equivalent
2.5
Lexile Measure
480L
DRA
24
Guided Reading
M
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
112
Genre
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Megan McDonald Megan McDonald applies her childhood memories and vivid imagination to writing children's stories like Funnybones and Judy Moody Gets Famous!
Peter H. Reynolds

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