Author(s): 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...? Catherine Rayner is the Greenaway Medal-winning creator of Solomon Crocodile and Ernest. Smelly Louie is full of her trademark humour and richly textured artwork. Shortlisted for the 2015 Greenaway medal, this funny canine tale will be a sure-fire hit with children and adults alike. Now available as a chunky board book, making it perfect for younger readers.
The smelliest dog you'll ever meet!
A series of swirling, impressionistic full page water colour illustrations Independent Rayner turns out to have a nose for good, clean (or, in this case, filthy) fun. Guardian Online Smelly Louie and his wonderfully whiffy adventures are full of Rayner's addictive humour and amazingly textured artwork. Lancashire Evening Post 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 An absolute treasure for young readers. Daily Mail
Catherine Rayner studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with a small menagerie of creatures including Shannon the horse, Ena the cat and a goldfish called Sheila, all of whom inspire her work. In 2006 Catherine won the Best New Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards for Augustus and His Smile and in 2009 was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. Smelly Louie is Catherine's third book for Macmillan, following the critically acclaimed Solomon Crocodile and Ernest.