Tuesday, June 18, 2019

"The Big Stink" by Lucy Freegard (Pavilion Children's Books)

I'm wondering just how long we can maintain enough cheese puns to do "The Big Stink" by Lucy Freegard proper justice.

It's a Brie-liant new story book about a cheese-loving mouse and his arch nemesis, a detective cat named Rita.

Charlie loves a bit of emmenthal and is a notorious cheese thief.

Ever since he was very small, smaller than a Babybel in fact, Charlie has been on the wrong side of the law for his comestible thievery.

He had pinched Parmesan, crept off with Camembert and robbed Roquefort! 

He's run off with the Stinking Bishop, loves the fuego of Manchego, goes gaga over Gouda and he'll even happily dip into Dairylea given half the chance. 

But Charlie is fed up with the small stuff. 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 lactose-packed book full of cheese-twists and turns. Cheddar load of this one!

Sum this book up in a sentence: A cheese-fuelled cat and mouse caper that's full of the gouda stuff!

"The Big Stink" by Lucy Freegard is out now, published by Pavilion Children's Books (kindly supplied for review - with no free samples of lovely cheese, BOOOO!)