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Children's Fiction Nocturnal

Tooter's Stinky Wish

by (author) Brian Cretney

illustrated by Peggy Collins

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
Nocturnal, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Friendship
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2011
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


Tooter is a skunk that just can't stink. He tries everything from scientific experiments to self-help manuals. In despair, he wishes on an evening star. A small bug overhears his wish and takes him on a journey of discovery where Tooter learns the value of perspective, perseverance, and patience. And when Fox tries to turn Tooter into a midnight snack, Tooter discovers that his new friend packs a powerful stinky punch of his own!

About the authors

Brian Cretney is a primary school teacher who enjoys telling stories to his students. He also encourages them to tell stories of their own in a safe, inclusive environment. Tooter's Stinky Wish is his first picture book.

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Peggy Collins is a graphic designer and an award-winning children’s book author-illustrator with more than 35 titles to her name, including Harley the Hero, Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch On, In the Snow, and In the Garden. Peggy teaches animation at Loyalist College as well as illustration and drawing at St. Lawrence College. She has also written and illustrated for animated apps teaching math, indigenous history, and education. Peggy lives in Newburgh, Ontario with her two children.


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