Mr Stink

A fresh new children’s writer to hit the shelves, David Walliams’ books have quickly become bestsellers. In the novel Mr Stink, 12 year old Chloe is intrigued by the local tramp, but knows she shouldn’t talk to strangers (and suspects if she gets too close her eyes will well up with the smell!) But when Mr Stink finds himself in trouble, Chloe takes the plunge and hides him in the garden … This is a lovely story suitable for reading aloud to younger children, but there are also moral concerns here which could in a very natural way help older ones to think and speak about the judgements we can make of people, and of what lies beyond our own stereotypes.

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