THE BIG STINK
(Written and illustrated by Lucy Freegard)
Published by Pavilion Children's Books - June 2019, Paperback
This cat-and-mouse detective story has adorable characters, a thrilling plot, and a surprising ending!
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? This is a witty, charming picture book packed with film references that the grown-ups will enjoy too!
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UK, USA & Canada (March 2020)
"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." Book Murmuration
“An amusing story with brilliantly funny illustrations, reminiscent of mission impossible.” It's All About Stories
"Well-conceived and executed, charming, engaging, motivating, energising... A welcome and fun addition to any classroom." Armadillo Magazine
"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
"A cheese-fuelled cat and mouse caper that's full of the gouda stuff!" Read It Daddy
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© Lucy Freegard 2019