Hamlet and Cheese: Stink #11
Megan McDonald & Peter H. Reynolds
Candlewick, 2018 (2018)
Hardcover, CD, e-Book
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
amlet and Cheese
is the eleventh the popular
series aimed at young readers aged six to nine. This one occurs in spring break, when Stink's friend Sophie persuades him to join her at the
camp. Everyone will have a speaking part and there will be '
storms and shipwrecks and sword fights
' and '
'. How can he refuse?
oon Stink wishes he had - he's the only boy at camp, and one of the girls is Riley Rottenberger! He avoids Riley (who plans on getting a kiss) but does enjoy the funny sounding insults, tongue twisters, acting games, and sword practice. When they go to see a local rendition of
, Stink ends up saving the day - and the play. Then it's time for their performance before friends and families - will Riley get her kiss?
tink enjoys playing a dying Hamlet, and, after reading about all the fun he has, young readers of
Hamlet and Cheese
will be keen to sign up for their very own Shakespeare camp. But does Stink get kissed? You'll have to read the book yourself to find out.
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