The Incredible Shrinking Kid

Book - 2005
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In honor of Judy Moody's younger "bother," the creators of the award-winning series have put themselves in a very Stink-y mood.

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!
Publisher: Cambridge, MA. : Candlewick Press, 2005.
ISBN: 9780763663889
Branch Call Number: J MCD
Additional Contributors: Reynolds, Peter H. 1961-- Illustrator


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vernessa7 Jun 22, 2013

quoted from book by michael: Stink gave the newt skin a place of honor on his desk.

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Dec 20, 2015

" I liked how funny it was, His sister was mean to him because he was small. I the end she was nice." Review submitted by Caleb for the Minecraft Book Review Raffle.

brandy_19 Sep 26, 2013

Read aloud to my kindergartener. He thought it was a laugh riot. We both loved the chapter titles and will look at each other at odd times, say "Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk" and laugh like crazy hyenas.

Warning to those who will read it to younger children -- the class pet does meet a sticky end! It wasn't an issue for us, but....

vernessa7 Jun 22, 2013

very funny book by michael

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012

very funny and awesome to read!

Apr 04, 2012

Stink, the younger brother of Judy Moody, finally has a book of his own. And just in time, he is convinced that he is shrinking. But President's Day provides him with an opportunity to celebrate his shortness and that of James Madison, the fourth president of the US. And in a usual Stink way, his quest becomes all encompassing.

Cute early chapter book, with illustrations that will appeal to the starting reader. The male protagonist will also appeal to boys.

ParkRidgeChildrens Jan 16, 2012

From the Stink Series

Oct 04, 2010

wht kind of a name is, "Stink"??

samdog123 Mar 18, 2009

Megan McDonald writes the Judy Moody books and this early chapter book features Judy's younger brother Stink. Perfect for younger readers who enjoy funny stories.

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Feb 22, 2018

ipopjc thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 8

blue_cobra_626 Jul 15, 2013

blue_cobra_626 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

vernessa7 Jun 22, 2013

vernessa7 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

red_wombat_22 Jun 29, 2012

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vernessa7 Jun 22, 2013

by michael everyday judy measures stink in the morning and one evening she also measured stink and he was shorter so he tried to get taller and even though he does not they hold a birthday for James madison and judy got a mirror from rocky's magic kit and judy turned it into a mirror that showed you as short as James Madison or as tall as Abraham Lincoln.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012

The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison, when they celebrate Presidents' Day at school.


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