Like many little kids, Stinky Face worries when his Mama is away. But Mama tells her son that nothing can keep them apart and that she'll be flying home to see him tomorrow. When Stinky Face asks what will happen if the plane forgets how to fly, she tells him she'll hop in a hot-air balloon. And if that hot-air balloon runs out of air and has to land in the desert, she'll ride a camel home to see him.
And on and on it goes, as the boy imagines Mama braving hungry sharks, terrible pirates, spaceships lost in time, and much more to get home to her son. In the end, mother and son reveal how much they miss each other and how they can't wait to be together again! Kids will laugh at all the fun situations and wild exaggerations and will be reassured by the endearing message about the undying love of a mother.
Award-winning author Lisa McCourt has written over 30 books for children, including the Stinky Face books. She lives with her family in Boca Raton, Florida.
Cyd Moore has illustrated many books for children, including the Stinky Face series. She lives in South Carolina, but you can visit her at cydmoore.com.