NC Literary Hall of Fame



Booker and the Stinky Smell by Renée Filippucci-Kotz

Archway Publishing
$16.95, paperback / $3.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-480851993
October, 2017
Fiction: Children's / Picture
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Booker is a happy, curious dog. One spring day he finds an interesting smelly spot in his backyard and decides to roll in it.

Although Booker thinks he smells great, his family feels a bit differently. Even his friends, Tippy and Tappy the squirrels and Flower the bunny think he smells stinky.

Booker's inquisitiveness in the stinky smell in his backyard leads to a day full of fun for him.

Renée Filippucci-Kotz was born in New York and grew up in Kentucky. Renée developed a passion for books and animals as a child. Going to the library with her parents and brother was a favorite pastime. Growing up her family had goldfish, dogs, turtles, a rabbit, and a cat. She became interested in writing for children while working with foster children. In 2001 she began to volunteer with her local, county, animal shelter.

Her first children’s chapter book, AJ’s Wish, was published in 2016. Her second chapter book Pepper's Misadventure received honorable mention in the Carteret Writers Contest. In addition, she has published her first picture book, Booker and the Stinky Smell.

When not writing, Renée enjoys reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with her husband and pets. Ms. Filippucci-Kotz lives in North Carolina.

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