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(MR STINK) BY WALLIAMS, DAVID[ AUTHOR ]Paperback 05-2010 [Unknown Binding]

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  • ASIN: B0092FNXFI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (548 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,218,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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121 of 127 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Childrens book with an adult message 7 Dec 2009
By sb
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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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting. 27 Dec 2012
By Pyewacket TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
When Chloe finds a very stinky tramp sitting on a park bench she immediately feels sorry for his plight not however, for nearly being sick because he and his dog, Duchess both smell soooooooooo awful.

She doesn't like to think of him sleeping on the streets because after all to her eyes, he is very old so she hatches a plan to shelter him. Where, would be a spoiler so you will have to read the book and find out.

It would seem that Mr. Stink hasn't always been a tramp either judging by his refined manners and some of the articles he has about his person.........who is he really and what is running from?

This is a delightful book for adults and children alike both funny and sad in places. I love the way Walliams has made Chloe's Mother turn out........she is a martinet and runs the household like a sergeant major. She favours Chloe's younger sister and is always shouting at her poor beleagered husband that their name is not Crumb but 'Croooooome'. Shades of Hyacinth Bucket here :-)

I watched the tv adaptation of this book and have to say it was done really well and Hugh Bonneville played a 'Stinkingly Stinky' part as Mr. Stink.

Funny and entertaining and really highly recommended. Also not overly long for children to lose interest in it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Certainly not a stinker! 15 April 2010
By pacem et amorem TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Hats off to David Walliams - this story is beautifully written. A tender, humourous look at the twists and turns of life and how first appearances can be deceptive, this is a book that should be popular with parents and children alike. Walliams deals with his subject extremely sensitively but also allows his sense of humour to shine through. The characters are well fleshed out and whilst Mr Stink may have stunk the book certainly doesn't!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Amazing Mr Stink 7 July 2012
By Nibbles
Format:Paperback
I am eight years old and I found this book easy to read. The book was "super amazing" and very funny, but also sad in places. David Walliams's excellent discriptions made me paint a picture of Mr Stink in my head. I was always stopping up late to read another chapter because the book was such a page turner. The next book I am going to read will definitely be by David Walliams.
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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bad Smell - Great Story 28 Oct 2009
By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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David Walliams will already be well known to you
as a co-creator of 'Little Britain', cross-channel
swimmer and invererate London socialite.

That he has also extended his not inconsiderable talents
into the world of childrens' fiction is to be applauded.
His first book 'The Boy In A Dress' was a hoot and his
newest venture 'Mr Stink' is a worthy second outing.

Mr Walliam's seems to have a good understanding about
the importance of keeping a healthy balance between the
thoughts and deeds of both goodies and baddies in his narrative.

Like the inestimable Roald Dahl before him he knows what
makes a worthy hero/heroine and the value of the grotesque.

Poor Chloe doesn't have the strongest sense of self-worth
on the planet and this is hardly surprising given her
diabolical mother, ghastly little sister Annabelle and
somewhat spineless but harmless father.
That she has survived them at all is a minor miracle.

Her friendship with an especially smelly but urbane tramp
called Mr Stink highlights the importance of honest inner
values over judgements made on the basis of outer appearance.

Mr Stink has a painful story to tell and Mr Walliams leads us slowly to the
stark truth with considerable pathos, sensitivity and ribald good humour.

Along the way there are some fine set-pieces; not least
of all Mr Stink's hillarious appearance on 'Question Time'
and a cringe-inducing audience with a callous, insensitive
and hypocritical Prime Minister.

There are "bottom" jokes in abundance for those who like that sort
of thing and even a brief reference to Mr Walliams' iconic
"lemon drizzle cake" to knowingly nudge and tease us.

A stonkingly good story with a strong moral foundation, cunningly
illustrated, as ever, by the peerless and stupendous Quentin Blake.

Recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bought as a present for my daughters friend along with Ratburger and both were loved
Published 2 days ago by Gemma Louise Bullock
3.0 out of 5 stars The story reads well and the child star has a good character which...
David Walliams writes in a simplistic tone. The story reads well and the child star has a good character which develops throughout the story. I enjoyed the tv version better.
Published 5 days ago by ScaraQueen
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
You will love this book it is filled with funny story's emotions and laughter David Williams is a great was a great author and all his books are amazing. Read more
Published 9 days ago by MRS LESLEY LANGAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
daughter got these books for doing well at school a bargain 3 for ten pound an free delivery
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE . DO NOT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!!!!!
Published 11 days ago by lola2icywonder
5.0 out of 5 stars ... old loves David Walliams books and Mr Stink didn't disappoint. He...
My 10 year old loves David Walliams books and Mr Stink didn't disappoint. He reads them as part of his accelerated reading and always scores 100% as he doesn't get bored reading... Read more
Published 12 days ago by claire
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My grand daughter and I had a lot of laughs
Published 12 days ago by mrs.p.pinnaduwa
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Bought for my 7yr old grandson who is just beginning to love reading. We took it on holiday and read some to me and I was hooked so we read it together. Read more
Published 16 days ago by L A ELSON
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
MY FAVOURITE CHARACTER WAS MR STINK. I LIKED IT WHEN HE ATE SAUSAGES.
HE HAD AN INTERESTING STORY OF LIFE, LOVE AND TRAGEDY.
Published 16 days ago by Helen Combes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My son really enjoyed this book
Published 17 days ago by Mark Hawker
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