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Continuing the Read & Bloom line for newly independent readers comes a delightfully funny, boy-friendly series . . .
Meet Stinky Spike!
Ahoy! When this shipyard pup gets lost at sea, he's rescued by a crew of stinky pirates led by Captain Fishbeard. Spike must prove to the captain he can be a real pirate. Luckily, Stinky Spike has the best nose on the seven seas, and he uses it to sniff out all kinds of treasure. But what happens when Spike's sense of smell leads him to some very strange loot?
In an ultrasilly, swashbuckling addition to the Read and Bloom line, author-illustrator Paul Meisel and his son Peter introduce Spike, a scruffy shipyard dog who delights in "the nastiest, ickiest, foulest stinks he could sniff." When a mishap sends Spike adrift at sea in a bucket of "rotten fish bits," he's eventually rescued by Captain Fishbeard and the crew of the Driftwood, who dub him Stinky Spike and employ him to sniff out treasure. Unfortunately for the pirates, Spike's idea of treasure is smelly underwear, not gold. The plentiful full-color illustrations play up the story's olfactory theme, which should delight those beginning readers whose sense of humor tends toward the gross-out. Simultaneously available: Stinky Spike and the Royal Rescue. Ages 5 7.