Great adaptation of the book, and a few other surprises
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 12/28/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My son absolutely loves the book I Stink!, so when I saw this animated version available, I knew it would be right up his alley. The folks at Schoolastic have a great track record when it comes to animating classic children's books, and this is no exception. I Stink was animated in a way that perfectly compliments the book's illustrations, and Conan sidekick Andy Richter does a fantastic job giving voice to the "all-attitude, all the time" garbage truck. The animated version of I Stink is almost as huge a hit with my son as the book.
The DVD also includes a few other animated adaptations that (sort of) carry on the garbage truck theme. Trashy Town is the only other garbage-themed story on the DVD, but with its simple animation and catchy "chorus" it went over really well. The others are hit and miss. Arnie the Doughnut was funny and a little disturbing (it's about a sentient pastry aware of his imminent demise), but The Beast of Monsieur Racine was just a little too weird.
I'd absolutely recommend the I Stink DVD to anyone whose child(ren) enjoyed the book. It's a fun collection of animated stories, and a welcome break from Elmo, the Wiggles, etc."