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Stink and the Incredible, Super-Galactic Jawbreaker
by Megan McDonald

Book Summary

Stink Moody discovers that writing a letter can be a powerful thing. After all, he wrote a letter to a candy company complaining that their candy jawbreaker did not, in fact, break his jaw . . . so they sent him ten pounds of free jawbreakers.

Book Review

Fans of Judy Moody and the American Girl (Julie) series will already be well-aware of this author. Judy (Stink's sister) appears in the book, but Stink is the focus.  The cartoon elements that close each chapter and the humor throughout the book make it appealing to readers.  Each chapter is titled with an idiom, and a list of idioms is included at the end of the book. It's less offensive than Captain Underpants and includes more redeeming messages, but retains a kid-friendly sense of fun.

This is the second book in a series about Stink (I preferred this one to the third about the World's Worst Super- Stinky Sneakers, but I have not yet read the fourth one about The Great Guinea Pig Express).
Stink and the Jawbreaker book cover
Stink and the Incredible Super Galactic Jawbreaker
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Dear Mr. Or Mrs. Jawbreaker,
My name is Stink Moody.  I got $5.00 for being short and I spent it on a super-galactic jawbreaker . . ."

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Sibling Relationships
  • Friendships
  • Humor; Cartoons
  • Writing Letters to Businesses
  • Idioms

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

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