This book is about a girl who has a very boring life, to begin with. She is 11 years old and she looks more like a nine year old. Her name is Chloe and she is not very clever and for that reason she meets Mr Stink who is a tramp.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and humour and if you've read Rohld Dahl's books, well, David Walliams is just like a modern-day Rohld Dahl.
Chloe's sister Annabelle is so clever and never has a second to stop and take a deep breath because she has all these clubs to go to, but I can't tell you about them because you can read it for your self. Mr Stink has a dog but he is very old so Mr Stink tries to look after him ( oh sorry the dog is a girl how could I forget!) but as he is a tramp he has no money so it is quite hard to keep her with him. As well as poor Chloe not being very clever, she also gets picked on by Rosamund the mean girl at school. There are lots of things that Rosamund and Chloe don't like about each other and Rosamund especially hates Chloes friendship with Mr Stink.
I get the impression that Rosamund is jealous because she says "Who is this? Your new boyfriend?" But don't tell her I said that or she will get mad at me! Chloe hates Rosamund because she put... (ok I have told you too much about the story so I will tell you more about Mr Stink).
Mr Stink smells and he has not had a bath for ages and so does his dog well I know it is rude to say about ladies but ooh she smells, well that's what Chloe says anyway. He sleeps on a bench in the park in the same old smelly hard clothes all the time.
I read this book because I heard that it was a good book - and it is! If you read it you can imagine that you are actually there watching it all happen under your nose, just let the words wash around you like music - I'm sure that you will enjoy it as much as I did!