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Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker

Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker

Series: Stink
by Megan McDonald Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Spurred by a newfound awareness of false advertising, Stink Moody becomes the proverbial kid in a candy store as his letter-writing campaign yields him heaps of free rewards.

When Stink buys a mammoth jawbreaker that doesn't break his jaw, he writes a letter of complaint to the manufacturer, and receives a ten-pound box of 21,280 jawbreakers for his trouble! This unexpected benefit of acing the art of letter-writing in school sure gets Stink thinking. Soon Stink is so preoccupied with getting free stuff sent to him that he overlooks a scribbly envelope in the mail pile, until his best friend, Webster, starts acting standoffish and looks as mad as a hornet.

In this hilarious new episode from Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds, Judy Moody's shorter sibling truly comes into his own. As a delightful bonus for both teachers and kids, thirty-six common idioms — from "two heads are better than one" to "a leopard can't change its spots" — are sprinkled throughout the story; seven of the idioms are humorously illustrated by Stink, and all are listed at the end to inspire a search for idioms that's more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
580L
DRA
24
Guided Reading
M
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
128
Genre
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag 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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