Candlewick's Exclusive Interview with Stink

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Why are you called Stink?
I have to blame (I mean thank)
my big sister, Judy, for that one.
Read Stink and the World’s Worst Super-
Stinky Sneakers  to find out how I got my nickname.
It has to do with dirty diapers. P.U. That’s all I’m saying.
What’s your real name?
Guess. I’ll give you a clue. I have the same first name
as my hero, the shortest president ever. He is also
our fourth U.S. president. Read Stink: The Incredible
Shrinking Kid  if you haven’t guessed by now.
whose name I will not mention
* Abe Lincoln (tied for tallest U.S. president)
* George Aldrich, NASA super sniffer
(a.k.a. Nostril-Damus)
What are your hobbies?
* Rescuing guinea pigs
What’s the worst thing that ever happened to you?
My sister, Judy, let my class’s pet newt,
Newton, slip down the drain.
It gets worse. Read Stink: The Incredible Shrinking
Kid to learn more about Newton’s fate.
Candlewick Press tracked down the busy second grader during recess at
Virginia Dare Elementary School for an up-close-and-personal look into his life, how
he got his super-smelly nickname, and his true thoughts on his moody sister, Judy!
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What’s the best thing that ever happened to you?
I got to meet a for-real professional smeller from NASA
and be a judge at a smelly sneaker contest. It earned
me a new nickname: the Nose.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I went on a sleepover and tried to sleep next to the
shark tank at the aquarium.
What do you like best about school?
Everything! But some of my favorite things about
school are learning to write a friendly letter, Pajama
Day, hearing folktales about centipedes in the library,
and getting my friends, my class, and my teacher to
help rescue Pluto.
When is your birthday?
I’m a leapling! That means I’m a leap-year baby. My
birthday is on February 29. According to my big sister,
I’m only one-and-a-half years old! WAAH!
Who are your BFFs?
(a.k.a. Sophie of the Elves).
And Riley Rottenberger — NOT!
If you could have any animal whatsoever as a pet, what would it be?
A corpse flower! Oh, wait, you said animal. Does
Bigfoot count?
  A baby yeti would be way-cool, too. But my all-time
favorite animal for real is a sugar glider. I want one so
What do you think of your big sister, Judy?
Smart, funny, creative. (I’d like to tell you the honest
truth, but she is looking over my shoulder right now
and reading this as I type.)
 Am not! — Judy 
(Phew! She just left the room.) Here’s my sister in a
word: moo-dy!
One last question, Stink. We’d love for you to share with fans some of your thoughts and feelings about Megan McDonald.
I hope I get to meet her someday. I hear she likes
thumb-wrestling, can stick her whole head under in the
swimming pool, drives around with a bumper sticker
that says HONK IF PLUTO IS STILL A PLANET , and owns the
world’s biggest jawbreaker. No lie!
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