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Something Smells!

Illustrated by Steven Henry

About The Book

Elliot wakes up one morning to the most terrible smell. But what could it be? Find out in this gentle introduction to hygiene that’s stinkin’ adorable!

One morning, Elliot wakes up and smells something awful.
Is it the trash? No…
The dog? No…
His sister?
The baby?
Grandma’s famous gerfartzenschanffel? No, no, no, and no!

Elliot searches high and low for the something that smells, but he just can’t find it, and it’s driving him and his nostrils crazy. Almost as bad, now his mother wants him to take a bath, which means taking off his super cool skeleton costume that he’s been wearing since Halloween! The funny thing is, after Elliot finishes his bath and Mom puts his costume in the wash, something doesn’t smell anymore…

About The Author

Blake Liliane Hellman has degrees in journalism and English from the University of Colorado and a master’s in film production from American University/FAMU, Czech Republic. She is the author of Something Smells! and Cuddle Monkey. She lives with her family and cat in Seattle, Washington.

About The Illustrator

Steven Henry is the illustrator of several other books for children, including the award-winning Ella the Elegant Elephant and It’s Raining Bats & Frogs. When he’s not busy scribbling or drawing, he likes playing a completely odorless guitar and working in his nice-smelling flower garden. Sometimes he catches a whiff of something not so nice when he’s working in his studio, but he hasn’t figured out where that’s coming from yet. See more of his work at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (July 31, 2018)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481488655
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • A Baker's Dozen Title (PA)
  • Magnolia Book Award Nominee (MS)

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