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Shibani Mohindra is the sensory scientist member of The Smelly Book Company team. She gained an MBA from the City university Business Shcool and has worked in the leading fragrance companies. She is the daugher of one of India's leading children's authors, Kamlesh Mohindra and that is where she gets her huge love of children's books and writing. She is single and lives in London. The series of books entitled The Adventures of Scratch, Sniff and Mr Smith are her first foray into writing for children and they have been met with universal praise. The first title is Mr Smith invents a Robot and the second is The Case of the Missing Garlic.
The illustrator of the Scratch and Sniff titles is Sue Sansom. She studied at the Medway College of Art and Design. She has spent much of her career creating characters for the advertising, publishing and TV industry. She has illustrated several books and has recently exhibited her work at The Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford. Sue lives with her children, Elliot and Charlotte in Kent.
We introduced you to a brilliantly smelly Mr Smith and his erstwhile counterparts Scratch and Sniff in Mr Smith Invents a Robot. Now there’s a chef involved and he’s having problems with garlic and yes you’ve guessed it there are lots of smell to smell within the book. Great way to get reluctant readers reading, as many smells lie in the pages and there are some smelly stickers in the book too to give to friends or enemies for that matter!!! It really is laugh-out-loud funny. You’re in for a treat.
Mr Smith Invents a Robot is a beautifully illustrated 'smell and tell' book, containing smells to encourage young and reluctant readers to enjoy the reading experience. Big, bold, colourful imagery fills every page and coupled with the great storyline and different smells emanating from every page - lavender and smelly shoes to name just two - makes this a wonderfully unique book. Lovereading comment: Apart from the laugh-out-loud really smelly book that you get when you buy this book, you'll find it also comes with 16 super smelly stickers. Great for kids to give to all their friends so they can all be just as smelly as each other! Further adventures include Scratch, Sniff and Mr Smith: The Case of the Missing Garlic, which is due out this summer and further 'smelly' titles will follow. A message from The Smelly Book Company: 'We make smelly books. We use smells in the books to encourage children to read with enjoyment. The sense of smell is our oldest sense, but one that has been overtaken by other senses. Our books therefore bring a whole new dimension to the reading experience by engaging an unused sense, and creating excitement around the activity of reading. Oh and we forgot to mention, our stories are good too.' The Smelly Book Company donates a percentage of its profits to charity. Details of their donations can be found on their website.