Mr Stink

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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…”

It all starts when Chloe makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit. But when it looks like he might be driven out of town, Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed.

Now Chloe’s got to make sure no one finds out her secret. And speaking of secrets, there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye… or the nose.

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Date published

May 27th, 2010

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.7; Middle years; 4.0 points

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  • 224 pages



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  1. Kate, Scholastic Staff
    on 7 March 2011

    READ IT!

    I LOVE MR STINK!! Both the actual book and the character. I haven’t enjoyed a purely kid’s read so much in years. At first I was reluctant to give it a go, as I am suspicious of celebs penning or supposedly penning works of literature but Mr Stink was fab! It is cuttingly accurate without feeling spiteful, side spittingly funny and it has a joyous happy ending without being sentimental or cheesy! All this whilst being completely age appropriate. It tells the story of poor Chloe who is either neglected by or victimised by her nouveau riche mother, her rather Mr Bennet ish weak father and her snooty big sister Annabelle. Then one day everything changes when she meets gets talking to the rather wise local tramp Mr Stink.

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  1. Sparkle9
    on 30 September 2020

    It was not the best book, but it was ok.

    3 out of 5
  2. JJJ333
    on 16 September 2020

    It was very touching.I liked this very much.

    5 out of 5
  3. Booklover550
    on 8 June 2020

    A heart warming story about a tramp and a girl. I even watched the movie on BBC iplayer.

    4 out of 5
  4. Raghe005
    on 30 November 2019

    Extremely funny

    5 out of 5
  5. Ilovebooks4ever
    on 12 February 2019

    Mr Stink is so good My class are even doing plays on it!

    5 out of 5
  6. hawks2018
    on 25 April 2018

    I think it’s a funny book. I liked the first page because it has got good vocabulary. I like it and especially were he screams who washed my coat .Becauese he’s like WHO WASHED MY COAT .

    3 out of 5
  7. Casie321
    on 10 April 2018

    Hillarious ! Heartwarming ! This is one of the best books I have ever read !

    5 out of 5
  8. Bookmadlu
    on 3 April 2018

    I think this book is brilliant and I would recommend it to anyone. I watched the film over Christmas and knew I had to read the book. Please, Please, PLEASE read this!

    5 out of 5
  9. Readit9988
    on 27 May 2016

    I loved it

    5 out of 5
  10. 90loudcloud
    on 19 November 2015

    I loved this book but give Mr stink his saugses

    5 out of 5
  11. evelizabeth
    on 14 August 2015

    I think this book is so funny. And rude LOL!

    4 out of 5
  12. bluepeter123456
    on 26 June 2015

    I have listened to the Audio CD with my twin brothers. I like listening to the time table that Annabelle has during the week. Some of the things she does like krumping sounded quite funny and a bit odd too.

    3 out of 5
  13. ralby2356
    on 19 June 2015

    I definitely loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves a bit of humour.

  14. Risingstarxox
    on 28 May 2015

    loved it, i’ve even seen the film on cbbc! BEST STORY EVER!

  15. Friends1
    on 13 May 2015

    Is think this book is really good it shows just how kind you can be I you try no matter what anyone else thinks just keep trying and never give up. It is very kind and caring and David is a very good author so thank you David for making this book about showing your kindness

    5 out of 5
  16. ray27
    on 12 April 2015

    This book is funny its good I really enjoyed it I could imagen Mr stink and the smell of him . it was nice of the girl to hell Mr stink and how she help so Mr stink is a nice man I love this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars its fab

    5 out of 5
  17. dolly2015
    on 10 April 2015

    ilove this book

    4 out of 5
  18. Clofessor
    on 3 April 2015

    This is an amazing book! If you fancy new friendships, betrayal, and a story full of secrets, then this book is for you! Mr Stink is a fantastic character, same goes to Chloe. I urge you to read this book! It’s simply incredible.

    5 out of 5
  19. Mimi9403
    on 27 January 2015

    I absolutely loved this book because when Mr Stink moved into Chloe’s shed and Mr. Stink and his dog were eating sausages I thought it was really kind to let a homeless person (Mr. Stink) to live with them

    5 out of 5
  20. louise73
    on 18 January 2015

    David Walliams is the best author the world has ever seen

    5 out of 5
  21. pinkybluish987
    on 11 January 2015

    i really like this book it has lots of humor in it and also lots of TOILET humor. It is just amazing writing such a book. Lots of children i know love this book so much ans i mean so much. WOW!!!

    3 out of 5
  22. catpandaelephant
    on 4 January 2015

    I think this book is really amazing because it can make you laugh out loud, but also cry. It really made me realise that the homeless are actually people like me or you and that they can have interesting stories to tell. After all they don’t just end up there on the street just like that. I think everyone should read this book and think differently about homeless people. I personnaly LOVED this book.

    5 out of 5
  23. Annallina
    on 2 January 2015

    Only good books are made into films, and only hood films can make you cry the second time you watch it. A kind person is loved and Mr Stinks little companion certainly is…

  24. bimbo12334
    on 29 December 2014

    This book was really good the films good aswell I think this is one of my favourite books he’s wrote.

  25. Ibrahimovich
    on 6 October 2014

    This book is written by David Walliams.This book is funny, heartwarming, thoughtful and a enjoyable read.

    I command you to read this book because it is very funny and it is such an entertaining book. I warn you though you might cry because there are some very sad bits.This book is fiction but it tackles issues like being prejudice, bullying and homelessness. This book is such a wonderful and exciting book!

    This is an easy read book and it only took me one day. Do not let the book fool you,just because it is a thick book with over 200 pages.This book is not age limited anyone can read this book and I reccomend this book to all people.

    5 out of 5
  26. Preet88
    on 12 July 2014

    I like reading this book

  27. Doughnutqueen
    on 1 June 2014

    I ❤️ this story it is very funny and good.

    5 out of 5
  28. browley99
    on 29 May 2014

    I really enjoyed this book because I found it really funny and interesting!

    4 out of 5
  29. French2005
    on 1 April 2014

    I thought it was a heart warming story and I enjoyed it

    5 out of 5
  30. missyc
    on 28 March 2014

    When I first started to read the book Mr Stink ,I could not put it down, from start to finish it was hilarious!

    5 out of 5
  31. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    this is a very moving story.Would you do what chloe did?

    4 out of 5
  32. Book-Lover1234
    on 8 March 2014

    I loved Mr Stink! It was amazing! You will find it touching, sad and hilariously funny all at the same moment! The drawings, even though they’re not coloured in make it come into life even more! It is just sooo amazing!!!!!!

  33. MaddieandMillie
    on 8 March 2014

    I love the way that Mr Stink has a girlfriend called Violet and that his favourite drink is rotten orange juice.

  34. zippy123
    on 7 March 2014

    Funny book as well as the film :) good read

  35. bookworm823
    on 7 March 2014

    Such a good book!

  36. bookaholic202
    on 7 March 2014

    Mr Stink’s story is so sad. Especially when his wife dies.

  37. Spidergirl
    on 7 March 2014

    A very good story about a young girl being friends with a stinky tramp

    5 out of 5
  38. wobblybob
    on 6 March 2014

    BRILLIANT… Do I need to say anything else?

  39. jassenhazz99
    on 6 March 2014

    I love this book its the first one I ever read and I was surprised how amazing it was I seen the film but the books way better

  40. Celine1
    on 5 March 2014

    I love these story’s there so silly and nice

  41. heart29
    on 5 March 2014

    We read this book in class! A very beautiful book xx

    4 out of 5
  42. katieyounger12
    on 4 March 2014

    Mr stink is a really good book. its about a girl called Chloe who meets a tramp that lives on the street. she ends up looking after him and his dog by letting them live in her garden shed. However when her mother finds out she is not pleased at all. This story is great!! i would give it 5 stars and recommend it to people age 9-14.

  43. Prisoner01
    on 4 March 2014

    Mr Stink is an amazing book that goes to show that you can’t judge a person by what they look(or smell)like!

  44. Cheerforevers
    on 4 March 2014

    this is about a girl called chloe who befriends a tramp called mr stink.

  45. wing4
    on 3 March 2014

    This book is really funny and far better than the film great

  46. tomgates27
    on 27 January 2014

    this book is great once you get into it and makes you appreciate what you do have

    4 out of 5
  47. masterreader1520
    on 18 January 2014

    I thought it was very good and it suprised me of how david wallaims good come up with this brillant book.

    4 out of 5
  48. Doglover11
    on 8 January 2014

    I love this book already and I have only read the first page

    5 out of 5
  49. jefftime
    on 24 December 2013

    This book is hilarious, and you’ll never stop wanting to read it.

    5 out of 5
  50. niamh599
    on 3 December 2013

    its cool and funny

  51. miriam45
    on 17 November 2013

    I love it and it has a meaning

    5 out of 5
  52. bugsbunny67
    on 12 October 2013

    At the moment i love it i have read 202 pages

    5 out of 5
  53. milli8
    on 28 September 2013

    i love all of this book but i dont know how to read it kept on pressing on the i wnt to read thing and it wouldent let me read it but i rally want to read this fantastic book i love all of the pepole have got it in my school i just love it have read the first page in my friends book but then sh took because it hers if you know PLEASE PLEASE message me because i dont how to read the books if you do please anser me.

    5 out of 5
  54. 1Dismylife
    on 5 September 2013

    I love this book the end is very emotinal it is better than the movie read it love it and don’t regret it

    5 out of 5
  55. Chocolatelover10
    on 16 July 2013

    This book is amusing,entertaining and most definetly heartwarming! It kind of teaches us a lesson, like don’t judge a person by their looks! It’s so funny and one of the best books I have ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!! I recommend ANYONE age 9+ to read this book now! I also enjoyed other David Walliam’s books inculding the demon dentist, Gangsta Granny and Billionare Boy!

    5 out of 5
  56. pol09890
    on 28 May 2013

    This book is the best I have ever read. At points I laughed out loud, at other times I sobbed. Very emotional.

    5 out of 5
  57. booksaregreat05
    on 7 April 2013

    it is so good i carry it to gambardo and mcd’s all the time! so go and try it out and see what you think

    5 out of 5
  58. samcharlie123
    on 9 March 2013

    A hilarious book, about a girl who meets a tramp.

    5 out of 5
  59. thunderball72
    on 8 March 2013

    Awesome read!

    5 out of 5
  60. supercoolcharm
    on 8 March 2013

    a very funny book. you should get it.

  61. rockstar101
    on 8 March 2013

    good book

  62. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 6 March 2013

    this is hilarious i love it

    5 out of 5
  63. ninjastickman
    on 6 March 2013

    Mr.Stink is a classic tale of an old Lord who lost everything and became a tramp. A little girl called Chloe tries to help him and offer him money or soap but Mr.Stink turns both of them down. Chloe’s mother, who is a politician, is trying to ban all the homeless people in the streets so Mr.Stink is in trouble! I recommend this book to an age range of 8-12

    5 out of 5
  64. Nashdasher
    on 5 March 2013

    This is my favourite David Walliams book so funny

    5 out of 5
  65. natashakrywald
    on 5 March 2013

    Love david walliams books. he is so funny!

  66. ellie-melay27
    on 5 March 2013

    really funny book and a little bit sad at some places. if you like this book i recommend the short bbc film on this.

  67. Paradise56
    on 5 March 2013

    What can I say about this book it was wonderful to read n keep in mind to always shower or else you will be the real mr stink

  68. Too-Amazayn
    on 5 March 2013

    Roald Dahl never gets old, this story is funny and kind of outrageous, I love it

    5 out of 5
  69. lap312i
    on 4 March 2013

    this bookmight be really funny

  70. lmdrld
    on 4 March 2013

    This book is about about a girl called Chloe who befriends a tramp called mr stink.

  71. Smellyelle
    on 4 March 2013

    Wonderful, all about what things appear to be. But actually being different. Was a great read.

    5 out of 5
  72. Fifi44
    on 14 January 2013

    it was really good but it started out a bit iffy but it got better and better the film of it is really good as well.

    4 out of 5
  73. Emster123
    on 10 January 2013

    I love this book soooo much, David walliams has certainly done a great job writing this. This book really send a message to us all about homeless people and that they aren’t all horrible and different, instead it says that they are normal people just without a home and very sad. This book is truly amazing, sad and funny all in one! Please read and enjoy!!! Xx

    5 out of 5
  74. ivy-vega207
    on 17 November 2012

    Amazing, it was really funny! Our teacher read us a chapter or so a day!

    5 out of 5
  75. Elsiebells
    on 3 November 2012

    I just read the blurb, its fantastic…...........

  76. ladybirdmania
    on 19 October 2012

    it’s a really cool book with lots of funny parts in it i would give it a five star!!!!!

  77. mizard11
    on 29 August 2012

    brilliant! this book really captured me at the end!

    5 out of 5
  78. MOTTO3213
    on 17 July 2012

    it was funny and sad.

    5 out of 5
  79. burnie8
    on 13 July 2012


  80. Mwatson109
    on 4 July 2012

    I thought this book was amazing it was hilarious I could not stop laughing the whole way though it was abousltly extrodanary and i could not stop reading it was amazing and…I CAN NOT DESCRIBE IT IT WAS TO GOOD FOR ME!!!


    5 out of 5
  81. princess11122
    on 12 June 2012

    absolutely excellent book, i laughed from start to finish. i recommend this book to children from 9-13 years because i think you would love it. very humerous book and a pleasure to read it. (:

    5 out of 5
  82. coolcars
    on 26 May 2012

    This is a truly great book. The best bit is when Chloe hides MR Stink in the shed.

    5 out of 5
  83. PrimroseEverdeen12
    on 14 May 2012

    super cool dude!

  84. diaryofawimpykid16
    on 3 May 2012

    my friends got this and there are loads more copies. Hopefully i will get one! sounds good.

  85. Benjyboi619
    on 23 April 2012

    Great Book. David Walliams Is the New Roald Dahl. The book Is very Humerous and has Some very Very exciting parts in It and Is a very well thought out story line. Great :D

    4 out of 5
  86. jbfan
    on 13 April 2012

    I csnt desribe the book it is full of mischief and action…. and of course smelly stuff !

  87. bear11
    on 8 April 2012

    This book is amazingly funny it made me crack up but is sad at one point of the story. definately worth a read :)

    5 out of 5
  88. smileitsfriday
    on 4 March 2012

    Poor Mr Stink! * * * * *! David Walliams writes really good kids books!

  89. migit1
    on 4 March 2012

    this book is hilarious! finally, chloe has a friend!

  90. indigobeam
    on 4 March 2012

    This is hilarious! It is entertaining, fun and light! Perfect!

  91. sweethart184
    on 2 March 2012

    i loved it

  92. lids
    on 2 March 2012

    i love david walliams

  93. StarstoneShyElk
    on 2 March 2012

    my family love it everyone should its a fab book!

  94. Flissy22
    on 1 March 2012

    i think chloe is rely brave to talk to mr.stink and this book is good but not as good as the others.

  95. pawprint2
    on 4 February 2012

    1 word HILARIOUS!!!!!!

    5 out of 5
  96. rockythefish
    on 30 January 2012

    this book was touching….. in a way!!! I enjoyed how the story led a different path wondering what would happen next. David Walliams is a classic writer and is very funny!! As a comedian and a writer.

    I have to say this:


  97. emily6
    on 17 November 2011

    I LOVED IT!!!!!!!

  98. MaYaM-XD
    on 7 October 2011

    Its been quite a while since i’ve read this but I still have many things to say about it. I assume you that there are no cons but many pros.

    To summarise it all its basically just hilarious.

    I give it * (5 stars)! x

  99. ef42
    on 19 September 2011

    amazingly funny!!!!

  100. ikrah98
    on 15 September 2011

    I think this book is a good book to read i would give it an q0 out of 10 becuase it is funny aswell becuase there is a man and he is called mr stink he only baths once a year.

    5 out of 5
  101. Icelollygirl77
    on 8 July 2011

    I would love to read this

    5 out of 5
  102. readingmad2star
    on 10 June 2011

    This book is so heart-touching! I loved to bits, I wish i hadn’t finished it. but i wanted to finish the book,at the same time! It’s fuunny when Mr.Stink, didn’t know he(stank/stinked)

    If you get this book, you’re sure to love it!

    5 out of 5
  103. Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 9 June 2011

    I thought this book is brilliant. My favourite character was Chloe because she is kind to Mr Stink especially when she invites him to come and stay in there garden shed. I think I would recommend this book to a girl aged 9-11.

    Kloe, age 10

    Mr Stink Review by Charlotte Dixon

    Chloe, who is 12 years old has a very posh mother and younger sister. They live all together in a house.

    Every time Chloe goes past a tramp which everyone calls Mr Stink when walking down the street. One day she picked up her nerve to talk to him. After days and days of speaking to Mr Stink, she had all these ideas that he might have been a robber or a rich person that is trying to hide it – like a secret millionaire! Mr Stink also has a dog.

    Whenever they go into a place, Mr Stink’s smell clears the area! When Chloe got bullied, Mr Stink protected her. One day, Chloe invited Mr Stink to go into her shed because she thought no one would find him there. Chloe delivers food to him and the dog every day…

    I love this book and could read it a again and agin. It’s aimed for 9-11 year olds and both girls and boys will love it too.

    Charlotte, age 8

    5 out of 5
  104. GregHeffley86
    on 1 May 2011

    I think David Walliams is a really good author. Mr Stink was a fantastic book but a bit sad at the end.

    5 out of 5
  105. zahra9
    on 9 April 2011

    I think its great

    its actully really interesting u dont feel like putting down the book once you’ve started

    ITS GREAT U NEED TO READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5
  106. toastandbutter
    on 22 March 2011

    i thourt i would hate the book

    but i loved it

    i want to read boy in the dress

    this book was brill best book ever

  107. sophiekitten7
    on 11 March 2011

    this is a book that i read before but i just want to read it all over again

    5 out of 5
  108. bookworm597
    on 6 March 2011

    this is my favirote book

    5 out of 5
  109. fish12
    on 6 March 2011

    This book was BRILLIANT.In the end Mr Stink had to leave,because he was a wander.

    5 out of 5
  110. Clockwise-Air
    on 4 March 2011

    The Best BOOK ever a must get. So FUNNY. Go David Walliams and Mr Stink!!! 5 OUT OF 5

  111. ribena
    on 3 March 2011

    Wasn’t sure wehther I was going to enjoy this book or not but didn’t put it down. The story is about a young girl who feels very unhappy and lonely and who comes from rich family. One day she meets a man on the street and names him Mr Stink, from there their relationship blossoms. An excellent read.

    5 out of 5
  112. jmpc
    on 3 March 2011

    Another great book from David Walliams. This ones not quite as good ‘The Boy In The Dress’, in my opinion but it’s a funny read with a serious message or two. The story follows a young school girl called Chloe, who feels lonely and unhappy at school and home. One day she meets a tramp, Mr Stink, and over the course of the story Mr Stink moves into their garden shed and before moving on, helps turn their unhappy family into a happier one. The stuck-up Mrs Crumb and Chloe’s awful sister inparticular begin to realise the value of their own family. A satisfactory read and I’m looking forward to his next book.

    4 out of 5