Stink turns super sleuth in an adventure that honours classic superheroes and mystery-solving.

At a Moody family yard sale, Stink uncovers a box of old comics about a hero he’s never heard of: Super Gecko. What could be more fantastic than a superhero with lizard superpowers? Hello, fun! Even better, Super Gecko is making a comeback, and Stink quickly becomes his number-one fan. Stink starts receiving mysterious notes signed by Super Gecko himself. But Super Gecko isn’t real, is he? Using his own powers of deduction – thanks to all the cool stuff he’s learning at Saturday Science Club – can Stink figure out who is writing the letters?


Megan McDonald is the author of the popular Judy Moody and Stink series for older readers. She has also written many other books for children, including The Sisters Club series and two beginning readers featuring Ant and Honey Bee. Megan McDonald lives in California.

Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of the Judy Moody and Stink books and the author-illustrator of The Dot, Ish, Sky Colour, So Few of Me, The North Star, Rose’s Garden, The Smallest Gift of Christmas, Playing from the Heart, and Make Your Mark Gallery. Born in Canada, he now lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.


I love the gentle humour, the endearing characters and the mix of sleuthing and science; so too will young solo readers and listeners whether or not they have already met Stink et al.

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I strongly recommend this up-beat story and dearly hope that it might inspire a clamour for comics as an essential part of literature and cultural history and lead to more children finding out about geckos, visiting comic bookstores, creating comics and even founding a Science club that looks at superheroes.

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