This Field Trip Stinks! (Hardcover)

This Field Trip Stinks! By Becky Scharnhorst, Julia Patton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Becky Scharnhorst, Julia Patton (Illustrator)
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The hilarious sequel to My School Stinks! about a young boy at his school full of animals as they embark on an adventure-filled field trip! Perfect for fans of Ryan T. Higgins's We Don't Eat Our Classmates, Elise Parsley's If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!, and the Magic Schoolbus adventures!

Dear Diary,

    This morning, Mr. Grizzly announced we’re taking a field trip. I thought we’d study stars at the planetarium or dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. But we’re going to study plants and animals. . . IN THE WILD!
I’ve read enough books to know nature is FULL of poisonous plants, creepy crawlies, and ferocious beasts! Besides, isn’t our class wild enough?

Peek into Stuart's journal as he and his class brave the wilderness together, encountering gross bugs, terrifying animals, and--worst of all--NO BATHROOMS in this field trip adventure.
Praise for This Field Trip Stinks!:

"A relatable tale that will bolster the spirits of readers dreading their own field trips." --Kirkus reviews

About the Author

Becky Scharnhorst is a children’s book author who lives in Wisconsin with her family and quite a few wild animals, only two of which are her kids. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found hiking through the woods, baking something sweet, or thinking happy thoughts. You can visit Becky online at or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @beckyscharn. 

Julia Patton is an illustrator originating from the wilderness in Northumberland, UK. She loves illuminating magical stories like this one, and in particular loves drawing silly stinky creatures. When she’s not happily scribbling away in her woodshed, you’ll find her planting trees and camping with her very own pack of wildlings. You can visit Julia online at or follow her on Twtitter @julia_patton and on Instagram @julspatton. 

Praise For…

Praise for This Field Trip Stinks!:

"Scharnhorst’s story—a follow-up to My School Stinks! (2021)—is effectively told through diary entries, which gives readers a sense of the narrator’s gripes and inner monologue...Patton’s illustrations include fine line detail, like Patricia the porcupine’s individual quills, the snail’s tiny tie, and the intricacies of the map. The narrator’s expressions and body language—conveying everything from misery to pride—complement the text...A relatable tale that will bolster the spirits of readers dreading their own field trips." -- Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593403334
ISBN-10: 0593403339
Publisher: Flamingo Books
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English