I Stink

I Stink by Kate McMullan cover, a garbage truck with a smiling face

I Stink

Written by Kate McMullan

Illustrated by Jim McMullan

New York, HarperCollins, 2002.

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

The inheritors of the Virginia Lee Burton school of vehicles are the McMullans. If there was an award for child-centered, unique voice in a picture book, the McMullan's I Stink would get it in a New York minute. A day in the life of a personified garbage truck, readers revel in the tough guy attitude, they luxuriate in the stylized art, and giggle at the detailed garbage—including a pile of poop.


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