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Author: Rash, Andy
As a stinkbug Bud has problems: despite his best efforts he smells too sweet and flowery--but when April the bee invites him to her hive for a dance party he discovers his true talent.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.50
Points: .5 Quiz: 197322
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 2.10
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 75409
Kirkus Reviews (08/01/18)
School Library Journal (09/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 09/01/2018 PreS-Gr 1—When you are a stinkbug who doesn't stink, your life can be frustrating. That's the case for Bud, a mostly happy stinkbug, except when it comes to stinking contests. His competitors P.U. Bottoms, Lord Stinkington, and the Fumigator can make the nastiest smells like dog poo and sour milk. Bud, however, can only produce nice smells like fresh baked bread and pine trees. Dismayed at his lack of stench, Bud seeks out the help of Major Funk, a high-ranking stinkbug, who encourages him to get his stink going by dancing. Bud practices and practices, but only makes nice flower smells. The lovely aroma attracts April the bee and she invites Bud to her hive for a dance. The other bees are not happy to see Bud, sure he will stink up the place, but soon they are won over by Bud's awesome dance moves and the aromatic flower smells he makes. Delighted that he has a new skill that was so appreciated by the bees, Bud goes home to teach the other stinkbugs to dance. The cartoon illustrations are delightful and every page is covered with color. VERDICT Perfect for reading aloud or independently, this book will delight young audiences and remind them that it's okay to be yourself and find your own thing. A great addition to picture book collections.—Jayna Ramsey, Douglas County Libraries in Parker, CO - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.