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Stink by Megan McDonald ; illustrated by Peter Reynolds. solar system superhero

By: McDonald, Megan.
Contributor(s): Reynolds, Peter, 1961-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Stink: Publisher: London : Walker 2010Description: 126 pages.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781406326000 (pbk.).Subject(s): Moody, Stink (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction | Superheroes -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction | Pluto (Dwarf planet) -- Juvenile fiction | Moody, Stink (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Superheroes -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories. | Humorous fiction.DDC classification: Junior fiction
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

When Stink learns that Pluto has flunked out of the Milky Way for being too shrimpy, he feels like he might just explode with a Big Bang. He has no choice but to take a stand for the sake of little planets (and little people) everywhere. Will our humble hero, Stink Moody, be smart enough to defeat a panel of big-shot scientists?

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Pluto is no longer a planet? Impossible! When Stink learns that scientists demoted Pluto from planet status, he sets out to save it. After all, if a little planet can be kicked out of the solar system, perhaps a little kid can lose his standing in the world as well. With encouragement from their teacher, Stink and some friends prepare to debate a group of fellow students (and "Pluto haters") in front of the entire class. Following the debate, the class will vote on whether Pluto is a planet or not. Megan McDonald's chapter book (Candlewick, 2010) is full of humor, some interesting scientific facts, and plenty of heart. Nancy Cartwright does a nice job of pacing the story and gives the major characters unique and suitable voices. Fans of the series as well as newcomers will enjoy this zany tale.-Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Astrophysics facts combine with everyday second-grade school experiences in this lively chapter book in the Stink series. Shocked to hear the scientific fact that Pluto has been declared too small to be a planet, Stink stands up to both grown-up scientists and other kids when he starts a campaign to let Pluto back into the solar system. He even makes bumper stickers that read Honk if you love Pluto. The funny words ( double freaky-deaky ) and silly scenarios, illustrated in Reynolds' wry, informative black-and-white drawings, make for a fast read about the triumph of the little guy and the wonders of the universe.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist

Horn Book Review

While studying for a science test, Stink learns about Pluto's "demotion" to dwarf planet status. He grows determined to restore it to its place of glory. His second-grade class divides into pro- and anti-Pluto factions, complete with protest signs and an election. Stink's enthusiasm is contagious, and readers will enjoy using the "Mnemonic Comics" cartoons to learn planetary facts along with him. Copyright 2010 of The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.