Mr. Stink by David Walliams

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The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country - beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake. "Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well..." Chloe sees Mr Stink every day, but she's never spoken to him. Which isn't surprising, because he's a tramp, and he stinks. But there's more to Mr Stink than meets the eye (or nose) and before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual new friend hiding in her garden shed. As Chloe struggles to keep Mr Stink a secret, and her dad tries to hide a secret of his own, the stage is set for an epic family confrontation. But there's one other person with a an extraordinary secret - Mr Stink himself...

About David Walliams

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David Walliams is an English comedian, writer, and actor on the sketch comedy show Little Britain.Quentin Blake ( is one of the most iconic illustrators of our time, best known for his classic partnership with Roald Dahl.
Published October 1, 2009 by HarperCollins Children's Books. 272 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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A reeking vagrant instills homey togetherness in a family ruled by a domineering mother in this uneven production from the team behind The Boy in the Dress (2009).

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Scratch-and-sniff theatre comes to family audiences with this musical adaptation of David Walliams's best-selling children's novel about the homeless Mr Stink, "the stinkiest stinker who ever lived".

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I am now reading another book by the same author David Walliams, called The Boy in the Dress.

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This causes trouble because Mr Stink wees in a bucket and Chloe's mum smells the wee and doesn't know where it's coming from.Chloe has to change people's minds about homeless people and show they are just like everybody else.

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The Telegraph

Imagine some of the nastiest smells in the world – and then imagine they’re housed in one person.

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Sitting nervously among the excited Leicester audience it is clear Little Britain star David Walliams has invested a great deal of time and energy in his children’s novel-turned-musical Mr Stink.

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