Beth Anderson

Dec 29, 2021

Smelly Kelly’ and His Super Senses

Calkins Creek 2020

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This podcast features the historical picture book, ‘Smelly Kelly’ and His Super Senses, illustrated by Jenn Harney (Calkins Creek, 2020). A former educator, Beth Anderson is an award-winning author whose titles include “An Inconvenient Alphabet” and “Lizzie Demands a Seat!”, with more on the way.

James “Smelly” Kelly was a man with a powerful nose whose talents proved heroic in the early days of the New York City subway. Armed with his super-sniffer and the tools he invented, he tracked down leaks from the dangerous to the disgusting, from the comical to the bizarre. “Smelly” Kelly not only hunted leaks, but also saved lives—and discovered the truly extraordinary power he had inside.

Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Our Boox, an app that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks.

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Mel Rosenberg

Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Ourboox, a web platform that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks.

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