I Do Not Like the Rotten Egg Scent in Yellowstone National Park

Children - Picture Book
38 Pages
Reviewed on 08/24/2022
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Author Biography

A teacher who loves to write, I have taught in a variety of venues over the years. My writing includes poems, newspaper columns, and children’s church curriculum, as well as writing and choreographing several children’s holiday programs. I am the author of the award-winning book Making Crooked Places Straight as well as a writer’s how-to book called Land Media Interviews Without a Publicist.

This story began with a writing project that had a theme titled "Summer in Montana." I had trouble coming up with a plot, so I called my daughter and asked her what she remembered about her summers as a child. She started naming various activities. Eventually, she mentioned our trips to Yellowstone Park. I asked her to elaborate. She remembered the buffalo, Old Faithful, the geysers, and the rotten egg smell. As soon as I heard that phrase, I knew I had a book!

With more than thirty visits to Yellowstone National Park, I am thrilled that the setting of my first picture book encapsulates her vivid memories of majestic landscapes, unpredictable buffalo, Old Faithful eruptions, and, of course, the rotten egg scent.

I live in the Mountain West and enjoy walking, completing word puzzles, and eating blueberries anytime of the day.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

I Do Not Like the Rotten Egg Scent in Yellowstone National Park by Penelope Kaye is a children’s picture book. Fiona is a little red-headed girl with lots of freckles on her face. If there’s one thing she really doesn’t like, it’s the stinky scent of rotten eggs in Yellowstone National Park. It makes her feel ill and it certainly doesn’t smell of roses! However, Fiona soon learns that she may be the only one who doesn’t like the smell. All the animals in the park seem to love it – the buffalo, the grizzly bears, the chipmunks, and even the insects. And some of her family like it too! See Yellowstone come to life in this wonderfully illustrated story and learn whether Fiona can find even one nice thing about the smell.

I Do Not Like the Rotten Egg Scent in Yellowstone National Park by Penelope Kaye is packed with fabulous illustrations that bring this charming story to life. It’s not just great for kids; adults will love it too as they learn about the animals that make Yellowstone their home. The illustrations perfectly match the writing and the story is written in a way that makes it easy for kids to follow along and remember it. If you’ve never been to Yellowstone, or haven’t been for a long time, this book will make you want to go – even if you don’t want to smell that rotten egg scent! At the end of the book, there is a useful parent/teacher page with links to activities and an educational recipe for the famous Mudpots Fountain Paint Pot. This is a great book for home reading and schools and will be enjoyed by kids everywhere.