Deputy Dorkface: How Stinkville Got Cleaned Up
Kevin D. Janison
Stephens Press (2007)
ISBN 9781932173826
Reviewed by Matthew Feliciano (age 7) for Reader Views (2/08)

“Deputy Dorkface” is about a town named Stinkville.  In Stinkville you can tell what the town is like by its name–it is STINKY!  One day, two kids named Taylor and Colin gallop away on their horses and go for a ride.  Soon they come to Stinkville.  The Stink-O-Meter is on “High Stink Danger-Stay Out!.” Taylor and Colin don’t listen.  They go into Stinkville and they find out that it really is stinky.

The people in Stinkville are very dirty but they don’t care.  The buildings are stinky as well because nobody in Stinkville cleans themselves or their stuff.  This is all because one day the town deputy took a drink of water after eating a peanut butter sandwich.  He got all red and puffy so he thought he was allergic to water.  He said there is something wrong with the water, so to protect his citizens, he outlawed any use of water.

In “Deputy Dorkface” Taylor and Colin use their ropes to tie up the deputy and pull him into the lake to get rid of him.  Then the deputy swims up to the surface and yells at them that he is throwing them in jail.  But, then he looks at himself and sees that he’s clean.  He finds out he was not allergic to water but to peanut butter.  He declares free baths for everyone in the town.  Taylor and Colin go home knowing they helped the people of this town.

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