STINKY SMELLY FEET by Margie Palatini


A Love Story
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Age Range: 3 - 9


Douglas Duck is very smitten with Dolores, and she is quite smitten with him. Unfortunately, whenever Douglas takes off his shoes to wiggle his toes in the grass or remove a painful pebble, Dolores falls over, “KERPLUNK!” Douglas’s feet smell so awful that they give off a green cloud that downs birds and kills fish. After several attempts to wash, powder, and perfume away the stink, the infatuated duo discovers that Douglas’s shoes seem to be the culprits. Getting rid of the shoes only solves the problem for a short while, though, because, in the end, it really is his feet. Happily, though, their love is stronger than his smell. Long’s bright, stylized art is full of hysterical detail especially the various pop-eyed animals gassed by Douglas’s feet. Palatini delivers her story with her usual sly, understated humor. Story-time audiences will delight at this offering, especially when delivered as hammily as possible. (Picture book. 3-9)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-525-47201-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2004


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