The Smellyphant

The Smellyphant

by Gavin Buckley

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"At the top of the hill, standing all on his own
Is a curious creature a long way from home..."

Carefully crafted in such a way as to encourage little ones to join in with its bouncing rhyme, ‘The Smellyphant’ is an endearing tale about Samson, a whiffy wee chap, whose only wish is to find some friends.

There’s just one thing standing in his way...

... and unfortunately, a bath is out of the question!

Read some of the glowing reviews of one of Amazon's "Top-25 Most Read" children's books on Kindle...

“I read it to my husband as he was cooking dinner for us and we giggled the whole time. The story is told in a most magnificent Seuss style.
The artwork is astounding! I bought as a gift for one of the grands for Christmas. I can't wait to read it to them! Gavin is a superb bard.” Susette Williams, USA

"Delightful book with just beautiful storyline. The artwork on this book is amazing!" Grace Walker, UK

"Great illustrated book with a lovely story. The repeated refrains were quickly spotted by my group of 3/4 year olds at Nursery and added to the excitement . I'm sure it will become a favourite story very quickly." Carole Bielby, UK

“Rich imagination, a terrific sense of humor, and a sensitive side for folks who are different and feeling outside of the norm are all present in this terrific new book.” Grady Harp, USA

“The author has created a book that has a beautifully illustrated story with poetry that is sweet and rhythmic. The underlying theme of being different and making a meaningful contribution in society, even in the face of rejection, is a valuable lesson to both kids and adults. It teaches the importance of not judging others and understanding the value within us all.” Adrian Tuitt, Trinidad & Tobago

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152903706
Publisher: Gavin Buckley
Publication date: 03/02/2016
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,188
File size: 13 MB
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Age Range: 5 - 11 Years

About the Author

Gavin Buckley is an author/illustrator based in Scotland (UK) with many years of experience producing professional artwork for industry. Having worked as a senior computer games artist for a number of years, he is now exploring his passion for story-telling and is establishing himself as a promising new talent in the world of children's books. As a father of a mischievous three year old (do toddlers come in any other variety?), much of his inspiration comes from the musings of his little boy. In fact, the best ideas for stories seem to come when his son shares his thoughts about the world around him over breakfast each morning. Toddlers seem to have a canny knack of reaching top gear all the while everyone else is still struggling to make sure their slippers are on the right feet.

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The Smellyphant 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sing-song verses and beautiful illustrations make this book a favorite with my preschoolers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read to my 4 mth old son and he loved it! Me too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book l really like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great story for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What do you call a dirty elephant? -A Smellyphant
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son enjoyed this story. He liked that it was funny and a bit weird
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great art work, story and wording.
Anonymous 4 days ago
that smelly elephant was brave!
Anonymous 3 months ago
My kids loved it!
Anonymous 5 months ago
loved it
Anonymous 5 months ago
It's simple and fun. The bright colors are eye catching and the theme is a good one for all children. Plus, who doesn't like and elephant tale?
Anonymous 5 months ago
Well liked!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book my grand boys enjoy the story and pictures.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet hero, good story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well done. Children loved this book. (Ages: 1, 2, 6, & 7) Pictures are lovely & the story is encouraging.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a cute story with excellent images. The repetitive nature of the words is very engaging for my little one. He’s only three months old, but we always read a few stories before he lies down for the night or nap time. This is one of our favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only did my son enjoy this book, but I enjoyed reading it to him as well. It is well written and the illustration is spot on. We loved it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It’s a well written story that my kids love to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He's cute, like me.....he's lonely, like me He's single , like me i know im werid ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids really enjoyed this story. They said "good story." They want me 2 read another story about the elephant. They also loved to make the sounds