Mr Stink

For the BBC TV film adaptation, see Mr Stink (film).
Mr. Stink
Author David Walliams
Illustrator Quentin Blake
Language English
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date
29 October 2009
Media type Print
Pages 272 pp
ISBN 978-0007279050
OCLC ocn535490682
LC Class PZ7.W1593357 Mr 2010

Mr. Stink is a book published in October 2009 and written by David Walliams and illustrated by Quentin Blake.[1] The book has been adapted as a stage musical[2][3] and has been made into a television film of the same name by the BBC shown during Christmas 2012 on BBC1.[1][4]

Plot summary

Chloe, a 12-year-old girl, wants to help her friend, Mr. Stink, but she does not know how. She wrote a story that her mother tore up because she wants Chloe to work at school. Chloe thinks that her mother does not love her as she loves her little sister. Chloe hides her friend in the shed and discovers that her father was a member of a rock band the zoobells Chloe's mother was invited to a TV show and Chloe's parents were obliged to take Mr. Stink.



Mr. Stink was originally published by HarperCollins in October 2009 in hardcover format. A list of notable formats is as follows:

Release Date Publisher format pages ISBN
29 October 2009HarperCollinshardcover272pp978-0007279050
27 May 2010HarperCollins Children's Bookspaperback224pp978-0007279067
27 May 2010HarperCollinsaudio bookCD978-0007333394
14 October 2010RazorBillpaperback265pp978-1595143327

Key points with other David Walliams novels

Television adaptation

A 60-minute film of Mr. Stink aired on 23 December 2012 on BBC One after it was originally scheduled to air on Boxing Day.[5] The film was the most watched in its 6:30-7:30pm timeslot with 6.34 million viewers tuning in. It was also broadcast in and was the BBC's first ever narrative program to be filmed in 3D.[6]


  1. 1 2 John Plunkett (21 February 2012). "David Walliams' Mr Stink to be made into BBC1 comedy drama". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  2. Lyn Gardner (2 June 2011). "Mr Stink – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  3. Martin Chilton (12 September 2011). "David Walliams: busiest man in showbusiness". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  4. Candice Lo (21 February 2012). "David Walliams' Mr Stink Comes to BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  6. Mr Stink 3D
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