Shirley is the only one concerned when Stink Patterson disappears from his own birthday party - his father even ignores repeated calls for a hefty, if unique ransom. Shirley and Bo finally convince the novelty store owner to take the theft seriously and manage to trail the villains to the hideout where Stink is held prisoner. Written by
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[reading his poem about his birthday party
Sterling 'Stink' Patterson
Mom can't be here/What else is new/She's away on a business trip to Peru/Dad's throwing a party/Today at three/The guest of honor is him, not me.