Do You Stink? A Giveaway

Stinkin' Thinkin' Stinks Book Giveaway


Bill King

Who's ready for summer? I sure am! And I plan to read a LOT!
And to kick off the summer, I am having a fun book giveaway!!
American Girl is having a summer read-a-palooza, so what better way to start it off
 than with a book that is not only fun and funny, but really helpful!

This one is not doll related, but when I had the opportunity to giveaway this awesome
book, Stinkin' Thinkin' Stinks that is even autographed, by author Bill King, I couldn't pass it up!
Yes, I said autographed! I received two copies: one to keep/review, and one to give away.

I love the cover, and I love what's inside just as much.

This book is written with kids in mind, but even my mom enjoyed it.
It is great for people of all ages.
Proverbs 17:22 says: "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine:
but a broken spirit drieth the bones."

 Here's the thing:
You might sometimes get a little grumpy, you might complain or wish for things
you don't have. Maybe you have a problem with a friend that is bothering you.
Or, you might not think you have any stinkin' thinkin' at all,
but this book is still for you. Trust me! It will help you in more ways than you realize.

In this book, you will meet Sweetie, Stanky, Bruiser, and many other fun
characters that will help you along the way. (My favorite is Twiggy!)

There are many exercises you can try for yourself, so the book is very interactive.
Here is one of the exercises from the book that I made and I am still working on it.

This exercise was fun to do, and helps you get to thinking good smellin' thoughts!
For this exercise, you get a piece of poster board, cut out 3 big hearts, and write on them
"sweet smelling thoughts," "sweet emotions," and "I attracted..." Also, around the hearts, you are supposed to write good things, like goals you might have or things that bring you joy.
I don't want to tell you any more because you will have to check it out for yourself
at or by reading the book. But I will tell you that it really helps you become
aware of positive things throughout the day.
I have already accomplished a couple of the things I wrote down!

 This was my favorite exercise from the book, because it's colorful, and really encouraging!
Philippians 4:11 says: "Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content." This exercise really helped me be more content because it makes you
stop and notice the good and focus on that instead of the bad.

Here are some of the things I wrote down. Yours can be whatever you want.
And guess what, I already found out I get to start skating classes this summer, and I get to go on vacation
to our family reunion! And by writing these things down and keeping track, it helps you realize you
really do have a lot to be thankful for. When you start listing them, it makes you pay attention a lot more.

On his website,, author Bill King has a lot of fun activities and challenges for you to do.
There are exercises to do like this one:

Click the image to take you to this challenge.

or this one:

I also really like this Kindness Challenge. Click on the image to go try it out for yourself!

There is also a "stinkin' quiz" you can take, and many more cool activities can be found on the site.

Getting back to the book, have you ever noticed how if you never payed attention to something before,
but then someone points it out to you, then you're like, "Oh yeah, that's true,
I hadn't noticed it until you said that." Then the next time it happens, you notice it because that person pointed it out to you.
That's what this book helps you with. Your negative thoughts will "expand" or seem worse the more you focus on them. And the same goes for "sweet smelling" thoughts.

Philippians 4:8 says: "....whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

There is so much more that you will find fun and useful, so go ahead and enter for your chance to win
your very own autographed copy, and start off your summer with sweet-smelling thoughts!

I really loved this book, and I know you will too. And it has information that will not only help you
right away, but will stick with you so the next time you might focus on
negative things, you will remember the tips in this book, and apply them.

Thank you so much, Bill King, for sponsoring me with this awesome giveaway!

Here is how you can enter to win:

You must have your parent/guardian's permission if you are under 18, because you have to give me your address if you win.

1. Comment below with your name or nickname and.....

Leave a comment telling me one kind thing you plan to do for someone this week.

That's all you have to do for 1 entry.

2. And for extra entries you can:

  • Go visit and take this quiz. Come back here and tell me in a comment what your forecast is! (My forecast is:  Partly sunny with a hint of tanginess.) (+5)
  • Post about this giveaway on your blog, in a forum, or on facebook (+5)
  • Pin this giveaway on pinterest (+5)
  • Like StinkinThinkinStinks on facebook, or have your parents do it. (+5)
Make sure to comment below and let me know if you do any of these things and include the link or nickname. Note: If you do not include the link, I cannot count the extra entries!

Giveaway ends June 2th, 2014 at 12:00 pm CST
I can only ship to the US and Canada.
I will use to pick the winner.

Thank you for entering and GOOD LUCK!!!

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  1. Is the book a picture book?
    My name: Amelia Grace
    One thing I plan to do for someone this week: I am going to help my dad give my dog a bath.
    Thank you!

    1. Also, I did the quiz. My forecast is: Blue skies with a chance of sweet scents.

    2. Wow, your forecast is great! Thanks for doing it. No, it's not a picture book, but there are a few illustrations. :)

  2. My name is :Addy
    I'm gonna help my mom with a bridal shower for my brother's soon-to-be bride's bridal shower this Sunday!

  3. What a neat giveaway to start off a summer of reading!

  4. maymay and i am gonna help cook

  5. This sounds and looks like a fun book! My name is Zoe, and I'm going to clean my sisters' room (it's REALLY messy)

  6. Me, Zoe, again! My forecast is Blue Skies with a Chance of Sweet Scents.

    1. Wow, you don't don't stink at all, that's great!

  7. hi! Im am going to help my mom clean and to extra chores this week to help her out. Also, I am going to help my sister in many ways.

  8. Hi! Miranda again! My forecast was Mostly Blue Skies with a Trace f Stink. I smell like roses! LOL

    1. Roses, hmmm......I will take your word for it. lol

  9. I plan to take my kids to the city botanic gardens.

  10. Hi! I'm Ilse, and I plan to help my mom clean the house and cook. I took the quiz-my forecast is mostly blue skies with a trace of stink. Apparently I smell like barbecue.

    1. lol, barbecue is not bad at all!

  11. Congratulations Amaya! Your blog is amazing!