The Smelly Book by Babette Cole is a book I remember so vividly from my childhood. We had it at our school and if I think back I can just see it sitting in our Year 1 class. I recall it was one of the books that was always taken first when we were asked to choose books to read from the book box, (along with the wonderful Ketchup on your Cornflakes by Nick Sharrattfollow). I remember racing to finish my work so I could be one of the first to choose a book to read. Competitive? Moi?
When I saw this book come up as I was browsing online I wanted to get it for Nye immediately. I wasn’t sure if he would enjoy it just yet but I was wrong and to my surprise he has already taken it. He seems to really be getting into the rhythm of rhyming books and unlike quite a few story books he will sit and listen to it from beginning to end and then ask me to read it again.