Thursday, November 11, 2010

I Love You Stinky Face; Lisa McCourt

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Cartwheel (March 2004)


But Mama, but Mama, what if I were a super smelly skunk, and I smelled so bad that my name was Stinky Face?"Mothers love their children and this unconditional love is truly tested in I LOVE YOU, STINKY FACE. Lisa McCourt and Cyd Moore beautifully weave a reassuring tale of the love and affection of a parent. The imaginative son turns himself into a meat-eating dinosaur, a swamp creature and much, much more before being satisfied with the fact that no matter how stinky he is or how slimy of a creature he could possibly be, he is loved and nothing will change that.

My Review

I normally don't review children's books but I think I am going to start. I won't be often enough as I do all the other genres. I do read with my son and the books my son really takes attention to are the books I plan to review.

    I Love You Stinky Face was given to my son as a gift. It's kind of a cute story. I call my niece Stinky Butt. I even have a little song to go with it. It never was out of negativity and she actually wants me to call her that. BTW she is 9.  Anyhoo so they gave me the book because I use stinky in a lot of my nicknames. haha weird.

 This book can express what unconditional love a mother has for their children. It has a whimsy touch but it's not girlie. The fun silly questions in the book are fabulous. The answers are endearing. It's an all around fantastic book. The illustrations are (if you can believe it) absolutely perfect. I doubt I could find a better suited book for my son. I have been racking my brain on how to decorate his room. Because I love this book so much I plan on basing it off of I Love You Stinky Face.

The picture of the book does not do the book justice. The book is so bright and vibrant.

She does have a type of Stinky Face series. Yes, I plan on running out and buying them.

    You can find Lisa McCourt here



cleemckenzie said...

What a sweet book. Thanks for sharing it here.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I love, love, love picture books. I collect them, actually. I have hundreds in my high school classroom. :-)

♫♥LovLivLife Reviews♥♫ said...

My girls and I love this one!!=) In fact, I love Lisa M's work. If you like this title she has a few other Stinky Face books. I have them on my shelf. Great reads!!!

I'm in my twenties so I remember being read to and then I volunteered to read to kids and had mine young so children titles are a soft spot with me.
I dont know why I never reviewed them earlier since I always include my children books in my IMM postings but I have begun to review then as well. Plus, my 6 yo is the first of 8 girls and that just between me and my closet relatives- so it's safe to say that I have a ton of kids in my life.

=) I will have to check your reviews out for my little ones!!

Btw, I've TAGGED you!!=) It's a game. Participate if you want but don't need to. Or if you've done this already then no worries. Aloha!

Nina said...

I love childeren books. I don't have any childeren, but I love to read them to my nieces. :) This sounds so fun and love the cover!

Juju at Tales of said...

So cute!

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, cute book, children's books are so cute. I wish I had a kid so i could read to him or her (pst do not tell bf that ;)

Jenny N. said...

Great reivew! I love looking through children's books at the bookstore but don't have any kids so don't read them.

GMR said...

Glad to see you branching out...though your normal fare is great already. ^_^ Picture books can be fun for all ages...glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing!