Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Story by Rob Howells
Art by Nikola Radulovikj
A “Between Your Toes” Creation
28 pages

There are times in all our lives when our souls need a very strong dose of absurdity and silliness.  It’s a playfulness small children understand all too easily and the real genius behind great children’s books such as this one.  The story is simple enough, our hero wakes up one day decides he no longer is going to wash or bathe. With each new passing day of his steadfast new resolution something very strange begins to occur.  A rather peculiar odor begins to emanate from his body causing lots of weird reactions by the people around him.  This pungent new smell continues to grow until the ultimate conclusion is revealed.

From page to page, I chuckled and marveled about both Howells’ inventiveness and artist Radulovikj’s wonderful illustrations. This is easily one of the funniest books I’ve ever read and I am going to be showing it to all my friends, young and old alike.  If you have small children, or simply want to remember what true silliness is, you so need to pick up, “Me And My Smell.”  Honestly, you’ll be so glad you did.

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