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Title:
What's that awful smell?
Author:
Tekavec, Heather, 1969-
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Publication Information:
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Summary:
While investigating an odor in their barn, a group of animals discovers a little piglet and engages in a variety of antics to get rid of the awful smell.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 77870.
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ISBN:
9780803726604
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Book

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Dog, Duck, Sheep, and the other animals are desperate to find the source of an awful smell in the barn. Finally they decide that the terrible stink is coming from a new baby piglet. The animals do everything they can to rid the pig of his odor. They cover him in hay, wash him in mud, decorate him with flowers, and rub strawberries all over him. But nothing seems to work. Maybe the smell isn’t coming from Piglet after all...Warm, cheerful illustrations and a funny surprise ending make this another perfect read-aloud from the team that created Storm Is Coming!


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Another four-legged creature is suspected of an olfactory offense in What's That Awful Smell? by Heather Tekavec, illus. by Margaret Spengler. The familiar barnyard gang from Storm Is Coming finds a likely culprit lurking in the barn-a sanguine piglet. They try everything from covering it with hay to smearing it with strawberries to eliminate its odor, "but the smell didn't go away." When the animals resign themselves to abandoning their barn, only Cat can solve this mystery. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Holding their noses, several farm animals search the barn for the source of an offending odor. When Dog finds a piglet in a back stall, the friends try to freshen it up. Despite their best efforts-covering the porker with hay, giving it a puddle bath, sticking flowers in its ears, and rubbing it with strawberries-the smell just doesn't go away. Unable to stand the aroma, the animals reluctantly stay outside. When Cat arrives on the scene and hears about the pig, she says, "I hope it didn't eat my dinner." With great comedic timing, Cat reveals that she hid a "fat, squishy" liver, onion, and tuna fish sandwich in the back stall several days ago. The piglet gets the last laugh as it happily gets rid of both the sandwich and the smell in one big gulp. The fluid pastel artwork is filled with bright colors and gentle humor. Spengler's cartoon animals have rounded, oversized features and are hilariously expressive. Children will have great fun mimicking the creatures' reactions. A perfect storytime crowd-pleaser, this book has the sweet smell of success.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.