By Andy Rash

Andy Rash brings the laughs in this humorous story of a stinkbug who can't stink.

Bud is a happy stinkbug, except when it comes to stinking contests. He always seems to lose to champions like P. U. Bottoms, Lord Stinkington, and The Fumigator. Every time they make smells like OUTHOUSE, GYM SOCK, and ARMPIT, poor Bud ends up smelling like FLOWERS, or FRESH-BAKED BREAD, or CANDY CANE. Stinking just isn't Bud's THING. But what IS his thing?

With an ending as fresh as a daisy, and funnier than any funny smell, Andy Rash puts a hilarious spin on a tale of following your nose to happiness.

Reviews and Awards

“With a crowd-pleasing focus on all things rank, Rash… creates a playful twist on familiar themes of fitting in and finding one’s talents…. Filled with active commands (‘Stomp your feet!’ ‘Waggle your bottom!’), this will be a winner for readalouds.” - Publishers Weekly

“For a story about an outsider, this one stands out in that Bud’s struggle with what a stinkbug should be is mostly internal…. Get a good whiff of this olfactorily original celebration of individuality.” - Kirkus Reviews

“The cartoon illustrations are delightful and every page is covered with color. 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.” - School Library Journal

Purchase Options
Indiebound • Amazon • Barnes & Noble

Fall 2018
Picture book
ISBN: 978-0-439-36880-3
Price: $17.99 / $23.99
Trim Size: 8 1/2” x 11”
Page Count: 40
Foreign Rights: Scholastic
Translation Rights: Scholastic
Rights Available? yes

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