"Eleanor Davis's comic has a visual narrative that's as smooth as butter and an accommodatingly waggish text for kids starting their reading careers."
--Kirkus Reviews Best of 2008
"Davis' colorful art makes Stinky and his swamp delightfully attractive to young readers."
"Using a controlled vocabulary with plenty of repetition, alliteration, and synonyms, this is a well-crafted book for beginning readers. As an added bonus, Davis has written a story first and second graders will actually want to read...An excellent addition to the TOON Books collection."
"Newcomer Eleanor Davis['] art is dynamic, cute, and funny in the best comics tradition and her storytelling is concise and purposeful in the best kid-lit tradition. Stinky is remarkably sweet."
--The A.V. Club
"The charming cartoon artwork, full of humorous details, complements the text, and the muted color scheme makes Stinky endearing rather than scary. The simple vocabulary and repetition of words make the text accessible for emergent readers, who will love the graphic-novel format. The engaging plot shows young readers that it's possible to make friends with those who may seem very different from themselves."
--School Library Journal
"Features agreeably distinct, faintly retro graphics in a crystal-clear sequential layout dotted with carefully placed environmental print and sound effect ('BLORP BLORP') to complement the speech balloons. The winning story carries itself on spunk and a controlled vocabulary that combines judiciously chosen sight words (onions, gross) with easily sounded-out words (slimy slugs!) that will have emerging readers in stitches."
"Lovely, heartwarming stuff, beautifully illustrated and packed with delightful, funny touches...Another hit from TOON Books."
--Forbidden Planet International