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Smelly Louie

Written by Catherine Rayner

Illustrated by Catherine Rayner

Early Years Adventure Stories Stories about Animals

LoveReading View on Smelly Louie

A wonderfully funny and very messy story

Nobody smells quite like Louie. This pongy pooch has his own particular odour and it is definitely NOTHING like roses and apple blossom. After he’s forced to have a bath, Louie is determined to recreate his Special Smell so he sets off on a mission – what will he find? An old boot that smells like mouldy cheese? Some stinky bins? None of them are quite right … but what will happen if they are all mixed together?

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Smelly Louie Synopsis

Join the smelliest dog you'll ever meet on his quest to find his Special Smell in this brilliantly funny picture book adventure from the award-winning Catherine Rayner.

Louie the dog has just had a bath - and he is NOT happy about it. He smells all wrong. Determined to get his Special Smell back, he goes on a hunt for it and meets lots of smelly things along the way - a fox, some interesting dustbins and a marvellously muddy puddle to roll in. Will he ever get his smell back? And, more importantly, will he be able to keep it this time . . . ?

Smelly Louie is a wonderfully funny and very messy story from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Catherine Rayner, illustrator of The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson. Full of Catherine's trademark humour and richy-textured artwork, this funny canine tale will be a sure-fire hit with children and adults alike.

Smelly Louie Press Reviews

Catherine Rayner is a talented illustrator with two new gorgeous picture books: Abigail and Smelly Louie, a dog who does not love having a bath! - Sunday Express

Smelly Louie and his wonderfully whiffy adventures are full of Rayner's addictive humour and amazingly textured artwork. - Lancashire Evening Post

Rayner turns out to have a nose for good, clean (or, in this case, filthy) fun. - Guardian Online

A series of swirling, impressionistic full page water colour illustrations - Independent

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529021257
Publication date: 20th August 2020
Author: Catherine Rayner
Illustrator: Catherine Rayner
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: Adventure Stories, Animals

About Catherine Rayner

Catherine Rayner was born in Harrogate and now lives in Edinburgh. She has a BA Hons in Visual Communication and Illustration from Leeds College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. Much of her inspiration – and occasionally modelling! – for her illustration comes from her pets: her horse Shannon, guinea pig Marvin, dog Ellie, cat Emma and two goldfish, Bruce and Sheila. Catherine was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award Best New Illustrator in 2006, and she won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009.   Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Prize winning illustrator Catherine Rayner ...

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