written by Britt Menzies
This is a book geared towards younger children aged 10 years and younger, which fit perfectly in my household with two young children. The book is brightly colored and the characters are bold, yet gentle & welcoming!
There are many different Friends amongst the StinkyKids, which I enjoyed the diversity among the children, as not all kids look the same. And I teach my children that we are all Human People no matter the Shape, Size, Color, or Capabilities of another! So this was well thought out and a perfect match in my household.
In this book we learn a little about each child in the beginning and as we read into the story we get to watch their play-date unfold. How they interact with one another and how they try and solve the problem they come across while on their play-date!
The book gets the kids involved with its unanswered questions and perfectly placed pauses, which allows you, as the parent, to stop and ask your child “What do YOU think?” And that really is MY favorite part of any book, the ability to interact with the story and teach my daughters along the way. My daughter’s each had their own favorite parts of the story and this is what they had to say:
My 7 year old Daughter’s Favorite part was when the Mother of (the Main Character) Britt “Laughed the biggest belly laugh the kids had ever heard!” after finding out the kids had decided to fix the ’problem’ themselves. And My 4 Year old Daughter’s Favorite part was the beginning, when she learned that “Britt was going to have a play-date with her friends!”
I truly cannot wait to read the next book and the next book and the next book! I enjoyed this one very much!
“Always Be A Leader Of Good!”
If you enjoyed this book review as much as we enjoyed reading the Book, then you can purchase your very own copy of “StinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors” and Pre-order the second book, titled “StinkyKids See a Full Moon” at Barnes and Noble or online at http://www.barnesandnoble.com or www.raventreepress.com
There also are StinkyKids dolls that are made to coincide with the book and look just like these little StinkyKids! To have the connection to the book with a physical object, like these dolls, is an excellent way to get the children more attached to the characters and more involved in wanting to read, as they will feel like the storybook kids, are their friends! You can purchase these little cuties on Amazon (click HERE) or http://www.target.com!
For more information you can find StinkyKids at http://www.stinkykids.com or on facebook at
Disclosure: I was not compensated for performing this review. I received a free product to try out and review. The opinions and statements expressed by me in this post are 100% my own personal and honest opinion of this product.