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Manufacturer: TokyoPop
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 5.0/5Average rating of 5.0/5Average rating of 5.0/5Average rating of 5.0/5Average rating of 5.0/5

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Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9781598160499
ISBN: 1598160494
Label: TokyoPop
Manufacturer: TokyoPop
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 96
Publication Date: 2006-09-12
Publisher: TokyoPop
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Release Date: 2006-08-29
Studio: TokyoPop

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Editorial Reviews:

Brothers Stinky and Stan Grosse embark on extraordinary--"albeit smelly--"adventures! From the dense jungle of the boys' imagination where they stumble upon a lost temple (in their backyard), to a class trip at the science museum, you'll just have to follow your nose to find out where the boys will end up next. And how can you tell the brothers apart? Stinky is the silent-but-deadly type, while Stan blows 'em out loud and proud!


Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: Farts ARE funny!
Comment: The great thing about the Grosse brothers is that they're not just all about the farts. They're intrepid problem-solvers, they face all the travails of kids their age (sibling rivalry, school competition) with courage and integrity, and they support and encourage each other. Who knew that a story about intestinal gas could have a moral backbone? But to the grouchy reviewer who didn't get it: it's not Proust, dude. It's a whimsical story set in a slapstick fantastical world, geared towards beginning readers (the comic book panel inserts are especially good). That the author manages to compress so much exciting plot and unusual characters into a short number of pages is a testament to her ability and vision. The Grosse brothers are not just a one-fart pony!

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Summary: LOVE IT!!
Comment: This is my son's favorite book! He wants to read it almost every night, which is terrific, since he isn't much of a reader. We both really enjoy the funny situations those guys get into and the creative way they solve problems (use your strength - farting!). I can't wait for the next one to come out. Go Grosse!

It rings true for normal kids, and adults, since grossing people out is pretty much what guys do - it is a art form for some, especially Stan, our hero. I am glad we found a book and an author that can make us laugh.

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Summary: Funny & clever - my nephew LOVES it
Comment: I don't understand not liking this book. It's a fun little tale about two brothers working together to defeat the snotty girl at school. Yeah, there's farting, but it's done in a funny way I hadn't seen before. It even teaches a little science (not that the average boy would realize it).

I bought this for my video-game-addicted nephew and he loves it. Reads it over and over. Can't wait for the next book to come out. Mixing in comics with text helps a lot, I think. His mom's thrilled - anything that gets him reading is gold to her.

I did a little research on the author, Annie Auerbach. Turns out she's written dozens of books and has been on the New York Times bestseller list.


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