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Smelly Bill Board book – 28 Apr 2005

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Product details

  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Meadowside Children's Books (28 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845390598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845390594
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 23.2 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 386,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Bill is a wily, scraggly, snaggle-toothed mongrel who absolutely loves icky smells... The illustrations are robust with squiggly characters and awash in watercolors. Reminiscent of Mrs. Wishy-Washy, but with far more delightful rhymes, this is truly tail-wagging fun." - Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Daniel Postgate was born in Whitstable, Kent, and attended the Canterbury Technical College. He has worked as a chef, a painter of horse and sea scenes on old wooden boxes, a freelance cartoonist, and a picture book illustrator. His previous book for North-South was Smelly Bill. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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I have read this book several times to children aged between 3 and 5 years at a day care nursery and they love it!

They loved joining in with the phrase "It's Bathie Wathie time for you!" and are amused by all the things Great Aunt Bleach does to try and get Bill the dog to have a bath. They also think it is funny when Aunt Bleach falls into the compost bin.

The messier the story the more the children seem to like it.

I would certainly recommend this story book. The illustrations are colourful and the text is clear and simple.

All in all it is good fun to read. Everytime I ask the children if they would like one of my story books read to them, the most popular request is "Smelly Bill."
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This is the first outing for a rather odourous canine called Bill and has had our family giggling mercilessly for quite some time now. Beautifully written and illustrated by Daniel Postgate, son of national treasure, the late Oliver Postage, Bill will do anything to avoid water and any form of getting clean. The family despair until they go on an outing, leaving Bill with someone who has HIM despairing before long. The formidable Great Aunt Bleach is led a merry dance by the pongy pooch until she finally gets the upper hand. The text has a magical rhyming quality to it, making reading it out loud an absolute joy. Go to town with the voice of Great Aunt Bleach and you'll have your little ones, (and not so little in my case), captivated. Bill has since been on an adventure with his cheesy chums in Smelly Bill Stinks Again and we can't wait for his 3rd outing to be released imminently as he falls in love. I hope that dear old Smelly Bill can become as lovable for children today as Bagpuss and The Clangers were for those of my generation.
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Most important thing about this lovely fun perfectly rhymed book is that parents never get sick of reading it. I can't recommend it enough. We have read it to our 18 mos old since he was born. It was the first book he responded to from when he was very little. We think he liked the sounds. Wonderful. Thank you Mr Postgate. (think he is the son of the ivor the engine postgate - another family treasure.)
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I discoverd Smelly Bill quite by chance as it came up on a search for dog related items for my dog-mad boy.
Purchased the book (from Welly-Bob Books, excellent service) on the strength of the reviews posted here.
Not disappointed. Laugh out loud funny, my boy is sure to love this and the follow up Smelly Bill Stinks Again.
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Anyone who's had a dog will recognise the problems of getting it washed - how the aroma of whatever it rolled in pervades the car as you drive home from a walk in the woods or park. Lessons too in how to avoid getting filthy as you try to clean up your canine friend. Great fun to read with children.
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My five year old daughter and I love this book so much that we now know it off by heart. The rhyming is excellent, the story is very funny and illustrated with wonderfully wacky cartoon images. A real cracker and a joy to read. Every kid, and parent, who likes a laugh should own this great book. Highly recommended.
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Great book can not recommend it enough, actually bought it as a present for a friends children. Read it to our kids when they were younger and it stall has pride of place in our home.
Kids love it.
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A firm favourite with the 5 to 6 year olds in my class who love this character. Bought all the books in series mostly for my own sanity as being asked to read Smelly Bill Stinks Again almost daily was wearing thin! We love all the books and the illustrations are wonderful.
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