My School Stinks

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. Illustrated by Julia Patton and published by Flamingo Books, My School Stinks is a great read for kindergarten through second grade!


“This story has an amusing tongue-in-cheek quality in which the text can be read as exaggeration, but the pictures bear out the child’s perspective. For children accused of having wild imaginations, this is an affirming treat. Just might convince complaining children that their school isn’t so bad after all.” Kirkus Reviews

“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

“Animal humor aplenty enlivens the tale, while Patton’s mixed traditional and digital media art amplify the comedy with dynamic scenes and cartoonish characters. An encouraging new-kid narrative told from an entertaining perspective.” – Publishers Weekly