StinkyKids comes from the creative mind of Britt Menzies, a mom who was inspired by her daughter’s simple request to paint her as a ballerina, StinkyKids is a brand with a fun, unique, and fresh approach that teaches life lessons through its products and books featuring the 10 diverse StinkyKids characters.
The StinkyKids characters are little stinKers who learn to make right choices through their childhood mistakes and who live by the motto “Always be a leader of good”. StinkyKids is an innovative brand that appeals to parents for the values it represents and appeals to kids because the characters are real kids getting into real mischief. This is Britt.
I had the pleasure of reviewing the StinkyKids debut book, StinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors. This is an adorable story about the StinkyKids and what they learn about making good choices. Their heartwarming, funny and real life adventures capture the true innocence of childhood and the lessons we learned through our mistakes when we were just StinkyKids ourselves. "Saturday was Britt’s favorite day. It was the day Britt had a playdate with her friends Hannah, Max and Julie. But this Saturday Britt had a secret. A secret she didn’t want to tell her mommy and daddy. A secret that could stop her favorite playdate from happening!" The “little stinKers” try their best to help Britt with her secret. Along the way, they learn that sometimes secrets need a parent’s help to solve.
I just loved this book and I am looking forward to sharing it with my class. As a teacher, this book is perfect for starting conversations about making good choices. There are some wonderful suggestions at the end of the book for using this story as a teaching tool. I just love the takeaway messages like "Always ask for help when you need it." and "Take responsibility for your actions."
I am not the only one who loves this book. StinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors won the 2011 Mom's Choice Award for best children's picture book! Congratulations to Britt on this well deserved award!
More exciting news - the StinkyKids will soon come alive in StinkyKids the Musical slated to launch in New York in early 2012! I adore musicals and I can just imagine how cute this production is going to be!
Buy It: You can purchase StinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors at Barnes and Noble both at their stores or through their website. You can also pre-order the second book, StinkyKids See a Full Moon, available in September.
For even more StinkyKids you can purchase the adorable StinkyKids dolls through Amazon or Target.com.
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I highly recommend this book for ages 10 and under. It is great to see books like this that encourage making good choices. Remember, always be a leader of good!
Disclosure: I did not receive any financial compensation for this post. All opinions are my own and uninfluenced by anyone else. I did receive free product(s) to facilitate my review from the company or their PR agency. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or Twitter. See my full disclosure.