David Zeltser, Stinker

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 4:00pm

Bookshop Santa Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter are pleased to present David Zeltser and his new book for children, Stinker.

Stinker is a puppy stuck at the pound. He's playful and loving and wants more than anything to be adopted. Unfortunately, little Stinker is always making big smells. As family after family return the ever-patient pooch to the shelter, even he begins to lose hope. Enter a hilariously snarky tomcat who can wriggle his way out of any situation. Together he and Stinker stage a great escape in order to find just the right home, where Stinker will be loved in spite of his smells. With humor and heart, David Zeltser and Julia Patton tell the story of a very special dog and the power of patience over flatulence. 

David Zeltser is the author of the chapter books Lug: Dawn of the Ice Age and Lug: Blast from the North. The novels satirize mankind’s response to climate change and have been praised by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal and Al Gore, who called the first book “a great combination of humor and powerful insight.” David’s first picture book, Ninja Baby, was the Magnolia State Book Award runner-up, featured in USA Today, and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called it “a funny and pitch-perfect story.” It was illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winning artist Diane Goode and published by Chronicle Books. David now has three picture books forthcoming from HarperCollins, Lerner, and Random House. He also co-wrote the screenplay Solo, which will be directed by Joseph Greco and Executive Produced by Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy).

"Please take this book home with you. It does not stink. It is irresistible."—Judy Schachner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Skippyjon Jones

This event will be co-sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Open seating. Seats are generally set up one hour prior to the event's start time.

Stinker Cover Image
By David Zeltser, Julia Patton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781512417920
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Carolrhoda Books - September 1st, 2017


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