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Smelly Louie

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For ages 3-5
4.08 based on 79 ratings & 13 reviews on

2015 Short-listed

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

Macmillan Children's Books

18 December 14


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 . . . ?

Catherine Rayner is the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning creator of Solomon Crocodile and Ernest. Smelly Louie is full of her trademark humour and richly textured artwork. Shortlisted for the Greenaway medal, this funny canine tale will be a sure-fire hit with children and adults alike.

In the media

An absolute treasure for young readers.
Daily Mail
A series of swirling, impressionistic full page water colour illustrations
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