My School Stinks! Hardcover by Becky Scharnhorst; illustrated by Julia Patton

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My School Stinks! Hardcover by Becky Scharnhorst; illustrated by Julia Patton

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  • Publisher: Flamingo Books (2021-07-06)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • ISBN-13: 9780593116524
  • Item Weight: 453.6 grams
  • Dimensions: 10.31 x 10.38 x 0.36 cm

"Just might convince complaining children that their school isn't so bad after all."--Kirkus reviews
A hilarious back-to-school story told through journal entries about a boy who finds himself at a new school where the other students are REAL animals. Perfect for fans of Ryan T. Higgins's We Don't Eat Our Classmates and Elise Parsley's If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!

Dear Diary,

Today is the first day at my new school and I think there's been a mistake. My desk mate stinks, my locker buddy bites, and my teacher is unbearable! I told Mom my classmates are WILD ANIMALS but she said all little kids are wild animals. I think I'm going to be sick tomorrow.

Celebrate back to school (and even calm some back-to-school nerves) with this clever and funny story about a boy who accidentally winds up at a school for animals, but soon realizes friends can come in all shapes, sizes, and species. A great read for kindergarten through second grade!
Praise for My School Stinks!:
"Along with being a good choice for children anxious about their own upcoming “first day,” this offers a nifty exercise in reading between the lines."--Booklist
"An encouraging new-kid narrative told from an entertaining perspective." --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Becky Scharnhorst is a children’s book author who lives in Wisconsin with her family and quite a few wild animals, only two of which are her kids. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found hiking through the woods, baking something sweet, or thinking happy thoughts. You can visit Becky online at or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @beckyscharn. 

Julia Patton is an illustrator originating from the wilderness in Northumberland, UK. She loves illuminating magical stories like this one, and in particular loves drawing silly stinky creatures. When she’s not happily scribbling away in her woodshed, you’ll find her planting trees and camping with her very own pack of wildlings. You can visit Julia online at or follow her on Twtitter @julia_patton and on Instagram @julspatton. 

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