Eek, You Reek!
Poems about Animals That Stink, Stank, Stunk
Eek, you reek,
You make a funk.
Where you have been
Things stink, stank, stunk.
You’ve left a path,
A swath of smell,
You did it very well.
Readers will be delighted by the malodorous melodies of poems calling out the different pungent attributes of a full cast of foul-smelling creatures.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Picture Books, Science|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Animals|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Heidi E. Y. Stemple is the author of more than forty books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children. She lives and writes on a farm in Massachusetts.
Author: Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen lives in Massachusetts and has written more than 400 books across all genres and age ranges, including the Sydney Taylor Honor book Miriam at the River. In 2022 she was named the The Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Winner. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century.
Illustrator: Eugenia Nobati
Eugenia Nobati is an illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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- 2020-2021 Mockingbird Reading Program List
- Massachusetts Book Awards
- Kirkus Best Children's Books
“Both educational and hilarious, this fun book of poetry written by Yolen and Stemple will not only please language arts teachers but will appease science teachers.”—School Library Journal
“[T]he foolish foulness may just hook those who think poetry stinks. Rancid rhymes and syncopated stank and plenty of eeeew just for you.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews