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Aug 01 2017

Big stink by Mac Park

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Ill. by James Hart. D-Bot Squad , book 4. Allen & Unwin, 2017. ISBN 9781760296001
(Age: 5-7) Recommended. Hunter and his friend Charlie continue on their adventures in Big stink. Hunter has been bailed up by a stegosaurus, who makes the most enormous farts, so much so that he can hardly breathe. His D-Bot has been wrecked by the dinosaur and things look grim for him until Charlie comes along. She is clever and brave and reminds Hunter that often it is good to work together as a team, which is exactly what these intrepid dinosaur hunters do.
Like the others in the series, there are six short chapters with large print and interesting vocabulary to keep the emerging reader entertained. The cliffhanger ending will ensure that the next book in the series is grabbed as soon as it is available, but it is possible to read Big stink as a stand alone for any reader who comes into the series late. Illustrations by James Hart are amusing and informative and complement the text.
This is a great series for both boys and girls to enjoy. Other books reviewed are Sky high and Dino trouble and Dino hunter.
Pat Pledger

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