Friday, April 28, 2017

Spotlight Friday - The Case of the Stinky Stench 4.28.17

Time to get ready for the weekend!
Kick up your feet and find a good place to read.
Sharing #booklove for your classroom or library.
Spotlighting a book or two because these books deserve the spotlight!

The Case of the Stinky Stench (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, #2)
Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast 
The Case of the Stinky Stench
written by Josh Funk
illustrated by Brendan Kearney
published by Sterling Children's Books
May 2nd

In the fall of 2015, Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast took the school by storm.  Meaning, it was always checked out.  Everyone knows the story.  The books are all well loved and perhaps a bit worn and tattered.  Multiple copies are needed.  

A year and a half has passed, but the demand for this book is still going strong.  And now we have... the sequel!  As evident by my hold list, I think the sequel is going to do quite well.

I can't imagine what it must be like to write a book, much less one that rhymes.  When a book is written in rhyme, there needs to be a certain cadence and pacing with words.  When that cadence is off, even a young reader can tell it's not quite right.  Josh's books all have a very natural flow to them, one word flowing into the other.  He always has just the right word, so the beat flows.  Not only is it in rhyme but he even throws some very clever play on words in there!

In Stinky Stench there is a mystery to be solved and we meet Inspector Croissant, who is actually Sir French Toast's nephew (means another character with a French accent for me....) who is on the case.  Just like in the first book, the characters travel across the fridge and come across all sorts of different food obstacles.  As in all mysteries, we gather clues along the way, but even I didn't see what was coming!  Mr. Funk has added in another twist that will surprise the savviest of readers.

When you get this book, read it quick.  Because you probably won't see it much once it gets in the hands of readers.

Enjoy the trailer as you wait for the book!

Looking for a copy to have in your library?  Enter the rafflecopter and cross your fingers!  Entries are limited to residents of the United States.  Entries will be accepted through Thursday, May 4th!  Good luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I'm so excited for this one!! Such sadness, this poor Canadian can never seem to enter prize draws! Maybe I need to get myself a US P.O. box... ;-)

    1. Jane, I did see one that was open to both Canada and US residents! Maybe A Mom's Perspective?? If you look at Josh's tweets, you'll see where he retweeted or mentioned the giveaway!

  2. I like to use the book to help teach the kids how to reason out the mystery this helps them with problem solving skills.

  3. I teach my grand kids they love it

  4. Use it as a way to think outside of the box per se. Honestly, it's the word "stinky" that gets a child interested and I am always thrilled when I child enjoys a book!