Book Review: I Stink, by Kate and Jim McMullan

Book Review: I Stink, by Kate and Jim McMullan

By Anne Angstadt

Since we have been staying home more lately, the garbage truck’s arrival has been source of excitement for my two and a half year old. He always wants to go outside and watch the trash collectors’ work. If your children also look forward to trash day, I suggest you read I Stink to them.

I Stink is about a garbage truck that collects trash at night in New York City. The story goes through the whole collection process from throwing the bags into the truck to sending the compacted trash away on a barge. There’s even some “Alphabet Soup” in the middle where they list a piece of trash for each letter of the alphabet. Children will love all the gross garbage, as well as all of the noises the truck makes as he works.

I Stink is available as an audiobook on Hoopla. This format is perfect for this book because the recording uses authentic garbage truck sounds throughout the story. If you have a copy of the book, I recommend flipping through it as you listen. If you don’t have a copy, you can still enjoy the story through each beep, bang, or crash.

If you like this book, be sure to check out the other books in this series:  I’m Fast, I’m Brave, and I’m Dirty. All three books are also available as audiobooks on Hoopla.

Borrow this entertaining book today. It’s sure to become an instant favorite.

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