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Any kid who assiduously avoids bathtime will find a kindred spirit in Postgate's (The Richest Crocodile in the World) funny, fetid canine hero. Although Bill's human family does their best to get the pooch into the sink, "every time he'd get away/ And live to stink another day." But Bill meets his match when Great Aunt Bleach arrives to dog-sit. "Bill, you will not get away!" Bleach decrees when the pooch secrets himself in what he thinks is the ultimate, take-no-prisoners hiding place. "And, like a great, plump bird of prey,/ She swooped down to the compost bin./ And landed right on top of him!" Postgate's watercolor-and-ink cartoons pull out all the stops, providing the perfect complement to his rollicking verse. Bleach, who sports a pink beehive, harlequin glasses and polka-dot bloomers (the last revealed when she makes a Tarzan-like swing into the compost pile), is the very picture of a comically obsessed foil. Fans of all things grimy and gross will likely find themselves in fits of giggles. Ages 3-up. (Apr.)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
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Posted September 14, 2012
Be prepared to laugh out loud at this stinky pooch! Smelly Bill is smart, witty, and tons of fun.
The writing is fast paced and illustrative, while the pictures are unique and fun. There are just the right number of words on each page to make reading it enjoyable and interesting.
Author and illustrator, Daniel Postgate, really hit a home run on this one! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with a young child.