Monday, April 23, 2012

The Stinky Giant by Ellen Weiss and Mel Friedman - ADVISABLE

Weiss, Ellen and Mel Friedman.  The Stinky Giant, illustrated by Alessia Girasole.  Random House, 2012. $3.99.  PICTURE BOOK.  This is a Step 3 Early Reader book, for readers grades 1-3 who can read on their own.  It tells the story of Pepper and Jake who have a big problem: Urk is a stinky giant whose wash water comes roaring down the mountain he lives on and causes a huge flood.  Naturally, Pepper and Jake decide to solve this problem; they walk up the mountain to talk with Urk.  But he doesn't want to listen to a couple of puny kids.  This is a good book (for what it is).  It was a little challenging for my son, but he wanted to read it because it was thought it was interesting to find out what would happen to the kids and their giant problem.  It's a book worth having in you classroom or school library.  EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE.  Brent Smith, Reading Teacher

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