Raising a Little Stink

Raising a Little Stink

By Carol-Ann Hoyte

A review of Raising A Little Stink by Colleen Sydor

Published on March 1, 2006

Raising A Little Stink
Colleen Sydor

Kids Can Press
$18.95
1-55337-959-4

Colleen Sydor’s humourous tale, Raising a Little Stink (Kids Can Press), illustrates how a little underdog can draw on his creativity to stand up to bigger bullies. A lion, lion tamer, and mouse ditch their Big Top life in search of freedom. A stinkbug tags along for the ride. In their new home, the circus trio take extreme advantage of the stinkbug’s energetic and industrious nature. Fed up with their antics, the insect underdog puts his natural, unique skill to work, which sends the lazy, overbearing layabouts packing. The striking facial expressions of the characters, in Pascale Constantin’s pastels, heighten the story’s comedic and dramatic elements. mRb

Carol-Ann Hoyte is the Quebec English-language regional coordinator for TD Canadian Children's Book Week and organizer of monthly mixers for Montreal anglophone children's book authors and illustrators.

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