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The Sweet Smell of Christmas (Scented…

The Sweet Smell of Christmas (Scented Storybook)

by Patricia M. Scarry

Other authors: J.P. Miller (Illustrator)

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I first remember reading this back in the late 70's or 80s and being totally enamored of the scratch and sniff idea! I don't think kids get them much today but back in the early 80's we collected scratch and sniff stickers like fiends. I remember a couple of teachers used to give them out if you got good grades. There were even scratch and sniff stickers that smelled like skunks! Ahh... good times.

So this book holds quite a nostalgia factor for me. The text of the book is pretty basic, with short declarative sentences. Great for beginning readers. The illustrations are cute and cartoony. It's a pretty typical "getting ready for Christmas" story, but the scratch and sniff adds a fun element and the art is sweet. ( )
  allawishus | Jan 8, 2010 |
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Little Bear says:
"When you see a fragrance label, scratch it with your fingernail. You will smell Christmas too."
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One morning, Little Bear sat up in bed and sniffed and sniffed with his nose.
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Christmas is almost here! Little Bear can smell it—and so can you! The air is filled with the aroma of gingerbread cookies, minty candy canes, the piney Christmas tree, and yummy hot apple pie. Celebrate the holiday season with this classic Golden storybook which includes six scratch-and-sniff scents.

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