Sunday, April 15, 2012

Scratch n Sniff Books

When I was a kid, I would always spend my book fair money on those novelty books that have pop ups, or flip windows or the best of all...the one's with scratch n sniff features.  I can still remember that lovely Strawberry Shortcake smell...especially since I just read it last night.  You can still buy these type of books at book stores.

That's why I'm VERY excited for this new book which not only is Sniffy but also Smelly!  My kids would love it!

"New York has been immortalized over and over again in literature — but never quite like this. The folks over at Good recently alerted us to the existence of a strange (and smelly) new children’s book, New York, Phew York: A Scratch-N-Sniff Adventure, which is, you guessed it, a scratch-n-sniff tour of New York City, brought to you by first time author Amber Jones.
“I work in Times Square and one day while I was walking to the train I got a delicious whiff of pizza. As I was was looking in the window at the pizza, deciding if I should buy a slice, I didn’t realise I was steeping in horse manure,” Jones told the Guardian. “I went to the corner to make sure I didn’t get any on my shoe and was engulfed by shish kebab smoke from a food cart. It’s then I thought ‘there should be a scratch-n-sniff guide of New York’. Wha-la! The idea was born.”
The book covers 19 neighborhoods and 30 smells, including Red Apple, Strawberry, Garbage, Pizza, Hot dogs, Sewer steam, Fish, Churros, Peanuts, Horse Manure, Shish-kabobs, Smoke, Bagels, Grass, Piragua Ice Cone, Pickles, Pastrami, and more. Traditional publishers refused to take the idea on, turned off by the cost of production and the idea that readers wouldn’t pay to sniff gross stuff, but Jones managed to raise enough money to self-publish via Kickstarter, and you can now pre-order the book and read more over at her website at "

1 comment:

  1. My kids would love this book! It would pair nicely the book I STINK, by Kate McMullen.