Again, I am not sure how I missed this one since it's been out since January! But the new Stink book is quite fun. STINK-O-PEDIA:SUPER STINKY STUFF FROM A TO ZZZzzzz by Megan McDonald is quite a treat and will appeal to lots of readers. The book is technically nonfiction--filled with lots of true facts from Stink. It is set up in alphabetical order (since it is an encyclopedia) and has a variety of visuals throughout. In the same style as the Stink books, this book is full of fun illustrations, diagrams, comics and more. The information is inspired by the Stink and Judy Moody books and includes "Guinea Pig Mania" and secret codes. You find out early in the book that there are exactly 20 spelling errors throughout the book and as a reader, you are challenged to find them!
The book is full of fun facts. So many of my students love to check out nonfiction that is filled with interesting trivia. This book will appeal to them and I think they'll be able to read this one cover to cover--unlike some of the others that they just browse. I can see this book also appealing to kids who don't know Stink--those Diary of a Wimpy Kids fans may be drawn to this one.
I am pretty excited about this new Stink Book and the creativity that McDonald used in creating it. I think this is a great way to get to know a favorite character in a whole different way.