THE BIG STINK
(Written and illustrated by Lucy Freegard)
Published by Pavilion Children's Books - June 2019, Paperback
Charlie, a notorious cheese thief, is a mouse on a mission. Ever since he was little, he had got in spots of bother with the law. He had pinched Parmesan, crept off with Camembert and robbed Roquefort!
Now, Charlie is planning his biggest mission yet - to steal a cheesy sculpture from The Museum of Art! After a hair-raising break-in - creeping past cameras, dodging guards and avoiding gates - he reaches his stinky prize. But Officer Rita is soon on the case. Will Charlie get away with it this time? A cat and mouse detective story with a surprising ending!
Available from your local bookshop or online:
"Author and illustrator, Lucy Freegard, is on her wittiest and most wonderful form in a brilliantly funny new picture book, which follows the adventures and misadventures of a misbehaving mouse." Lancashire Post
“A lovely story with a very surprising ending.” Parents in Touch
"Delightful illustrations bring this witty story to life and cement Lucy Freegard’s reputation as a fantastic storyteller in both words and pictures." The Book Activist
"A laugh-out-loud story where the humour is all in the details. I love this book. As in the very best of heist fiction, the reader is on Charlie’s side. He may be a criminal, there may be no justification for his actions, but his dedication to cheese and daring antics win us around. Oh, and it helps that he is so ridiculously cute. Just look at those ears. I’d forgive him anything. This is a big hit and I will be looking out for more work by Lucy Freegard." Book Murmuration
“An amusing story with brilliantly funny illustrations, reminiscent of mission impossible.” It's All About Stories
"With its twist in the tale, little ones will relish this cat-and-mouse drama; but it has plenty to offer adult readers too, not least the art and film references scattered throughout Lucy’s delicious offering." Red Reading Hub
Angels & Urchins
© Lucy Freegard 2019