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Mr Stink [Kindle Edition]

David Walliams , Quentin Blake
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (722 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country – beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake.

"Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well…”

It all starts when Chloe makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit. But when it looks like he might be driven out of town, Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed.

Now Chloe's got to make sure no one finds out her secret. And speaking of secrets, there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye… or the nose.


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    “A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale… hilarious” Amanda Craig, The Times

    "The story is an inventive joy." – The Daily Telegraph

    “a delight from start to finish… a new Roald Dahl” – The Times

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    Praise for THE BOY IN THE DRESS: "A great comic tale! Walliams is a natural wit" Evening Standard "Charming, funny, with lovely illustrations by Quentin Blake" The Times "Well written, funny, touching" Observer "Believable characters and a story that's original and intriguing" ***** Heat "Charming, surprising and hilarious -- everything you would expect from David Walliams" **** Look Magazine "A passionate celebration of individuality" Telegraph "I was surprised by how tender and kind Walliams' first book for children is! a touching story" Independent on Sunday

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1569 KB
    • Print Length: 272 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1595143327
    • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (23 Oct. 2009)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B002TZ3CWM
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (722 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,824 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Since 2008 David Walliams has taken the children's literary world by storm. His most recent book DEMON DENTIST, immediately went to no.1 in the children's chart and sold over half a million copies in less than a year, while the PBs of his previous titles dominate the UK charts. Today, David is the fastest-growing children's author in the UK. His books have been translated into 40+ languages and sold over 4 million copies in the UK alone. David's books have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim - and both RATBURGER and DEMON DENTIST won the National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year.

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    128 of 135 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Childrens book with an adult message 7 Dec. 2009
    By sb
    Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    Mr Walliams has achieved quite a feat with this book - aimed at children, it is quite child friendly and easy enough for my five year old to understand when read to her, and if taken at face value is quite an entertaining story. What makes the book special though is that there is some quite serious morality involved in the way he puts across issues of predjudice, misconceptions and sterotypes in a way that children can understand, and hopefuly learn from. For example, Mr Stinks posh accent is quite surprising to be found coming from a tramp, but does that expose my adult predjudice and preconceived ideas that tramps will all have a voice ravaged by substance abuse - my five year old daughter thinks not and accepted that Mr Stink has a history behind him which is where he gets his voice from. Guided by Walliams' very clever story telling, children are led to see people as individuals and not just stereotyped generalisations. Very commendable, educational and done in an entertaining way.

    Mr Walliams, I don't understand most of the humour you put into Little Britain, but this book is excellent on many levels and if the sketch show ever dries up, I sincerely hope you develop as a children's writer and the very best of luck to you. The Little Britain in which we live needs a new Roald Dahl.
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    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all ages! 20 Feb. 2012
    Format:Hardcover
    I am a trainee primary school teacher and recently purchased the complete set of books by David Walliams as I had heard the continuous good reviews and was even recommended by some students in my class. Like most people on here, I too thought that it was more David Walliams name put to the book that resulted in the quick success... how wrong I was!

    Just finished reading Mr Stink and like all the students in my class, I was hooked from the beginning. The idea of the story is brilliant and David Walliams clevery leaves little hints throughout the story which all come together at the end in a surprise twist. The humour is witty and clever throughout, with roars of laughter from the whole class. I can't wait to read the rest... neither can my class!!!

    A must have collection, suitable for all.
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    32 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, delightful, a future classic! 29 July 2010
    By J Cattermole VINE VOICE
    Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I actually read it twice even as an adult and found it very funny! I am a bit of a David Walliams fan and was excited to try his literature and it's enchanting, hilarious, a fantastic story and it certainly didn't 'Stink'!

    The pictures illustrate it perfectly, you really do fell that Mr Stink and the other characters are real, Quentin Blake adds a Roald Dahl type feel to it and along with those classics, I do feel this will be loved for years to come, it is wickedly funny, I loved it, my son loved it and it's amusing enough to appeal actually to all ages though aimed for around 8-13 I'd imagine.

    Lovely read, I read it in a couple of hours and was geuinely impressed how much I enjoyed this childrens book!
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Like a rude Roald Dahl 29 May 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I read this book (or almost all of it) to my five-year-old son who absolutely loved it. If he hadn't, then I would have finished it off for my own reading pleasure anyway. The story is surprisingly heart-warming and tells the tale of a tramp who heals a dysfunctional family. Sounds pretty trite, but Walliams pulls it off.

    Walliams was on the telly recently talking about how much he loves the books of Roald Dahl. The influence is clear. He writes with a sense of irreverent fun that delights in being rude, cocking a snoop at grown-ups who are stuck in their ways, much to the delight of children, and horror of some adults... which is why I didn't quite read it all as I did edit out a few sentences where one of the characters tells another to `stick something up their ...' Well, I'm sure you can finish that sentence. Guess that makes me one of the boring old adults, because I wasn't quite ready for my son to repeat that language at 5yo. He'll be coming up with far worse in the playground within a couple of years, but not just yet.

    The reason I didn't give the book full marks was the editing. In addition to grammatical errors, which didn't really affect the fun of reading aloud, there were, I think, three sentences that were just plain wrong. That was really annoying. I was reading aloud, doing silly character voices, in full swing... and... BANG! I hit a sentence with typos that hadn't been edited properly and I crashed and burned.

    I read the Kindle edition. Don't know whether that was significant. There was a stink last year about a book by Neal Stephenson that had errors in the Kindle edition but okay in the paperback. Perhaps this book is the same. The paperback might be okay. Still, that was very annoying -- especially as the eBook costs more than the paperback -- but we still enjoyed the story, which is the main thing.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars a letter to david walliams 3 Dec. 2009
    By David Spanswick VINE VOICE
    Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    Dear David Walliams,

    I have just read your new book "Mr Stink" and I wanted to tell you that I liked it just as much as your first book "The Boy in the Dress"

    You seem able to get into the minds of children and know what they are thinking and how they see the world around them especially the ambiguous world that grown ups inhabit. Is this possibly because you are not quite a grown up yourself?
    I have read many books especially all the ones by Roald Dahl who is another writer who is able to understand the world that children inhabit. I think, one day if you go one writing like this you may well be as good as him.

    In Mr Stink you have chosen to tell a story about somebody most of us would cross the road to avoid instead you have not only made him the central character in your book you give him a wonderful story to show us, the readers, how through misfortune and circumstances any of us could become the kind of person others wish to avoid.

    But this is not a sad story. It is a story full of hope and understanding as Mr Stink is able to change the lives of those he does eventually come in contact with through Chloe, who in a very clever turn of literary fun, is, in fact, you, as she is the one who is writing the story of Mr Stink for us, and her family especially her bossy politically driven mother and her impossibly good-at-everything younger sister

    I can only wish that there were more stories like this not just for children but for anyone to read, it is a long time since I was a child myself!

    I so enjoyed Mr Stink that I want everybody I know to read the book and I feel very proud to be able to write this letter to you that, hopefully, will be published in the Amazon page for your splendid new book

    p.s. I really liked the pictures by Mr Quentin Blake who seems, through his illustrations, to really get what your book is about
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