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It's Okay to Smell Good!

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Jason Tharp’s It's Okay to Smell Good , the follow-up to his hit picture book It’s Okay to Be a Unicorn , introduces the new, hilarious Panda Cat, who lives in a world where smelling bad is a good thing!

Panda Cat begins each day by brushing his teeth with garlic toothpaste, combing rotten eggs through his hair, and enjoying a breakfast of spoiled milk and a rotten apple. In Smellville, it’s cool to be stinky.

But when he tries to invent the stinkiest smell ever for the science fair, it backfires―because it smells good. And Panda Cat . . . likes it? How will he tell his friends? Or his hero, Albert Einstink―the scientist behind the theory of stinkativity?

It’s Okay to Smell Good tells kids young and old that you’re free to like what you like, no matter how it smells.

An Imprint Book

Praise for It’s Okay to Smell Good :

“Tharp's good-natured fable is bright and rainbow-y . . . will resonate with any who have felt “other.”” ― Kirkus Reviews

40 pages, Hardcover

Published February 2, 2021

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Jason Tharp

33 books3 followers
Jason Tharp has dreamed of being an author and inventing crazy creatures since he was a kid. Being an obsessive daydreamer and doodler has led him to create many licensed properties, write books, and design clothing and various other products. Jason's story proves that with hard work, determination, and a sprinkle of magic, anything is possible. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his super-awesome wife and kids, plus one extremely fat kitty.

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February 9, 2023
I believe every 2ndgrader would love this book. Smelly, stinky, gross things fill out every page!
And myself as a parent of two young kinds I love it.
It’s not only about “stay with your friends to be cool”, but in opposite idea as well - “if you are different, there are still tons of reasons to be loved”.
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February 16, 2023
Panda Cat tries to create the stinkiest smell ever for the school science fair. His personal hero, Smellbert Einstink, will be there, and he wants to impress him, but Panda Cat creates good smells instead of stinky smells. Kids will laugh hearing about Panda Cat's smelly daily routine. A nice message that you can like more than one thing at the same time, and you don't have to like the same thing as everyone else. In their world, stinky seems to be good, so it's weird to still call sugar cookies as good smells rather than bad smells. If Panda Cat is friends with Binny Binturong, Doug Dung Beetle, and Stanley Stinkbird, I don't know why he couldn't just be Name Skunk? He looks like a skunk...
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