As I have mentioned in previous blogs we are now on a build up to the release of Tingle Dingle and The Little Stinkers! Ohhhh yes… What fun!
With that in mind, you may wish to determine what kind of Little Stinker you are… So of course we need a Pongpendium to enable that… So I may as well share my stinkacious insights… on the Great Stink release journey… Which, like in the book takes place on my birthday. What better day to release an international stink?
– A Compendium of Little Stinkers
By Michelle Dry
WHO MADE THAT SUSPICIOUS SMELL?
We have all been there when a suspicious smell fills the air and everyone glances about to find the culprit. There is often someone who looks slightly pleased with themselves or walks away laughing. Although, there are times when such whiffs turn up and no culprit can be identified. Maybe they are stealthy, maybe they are good at maintaining a straight face or maybe a Little Stinker entered the aroma arena, made a stink and then went. Oh Little Stinkers are very well practiced. What? Did you frown? Ah…I bet you didn’t know that there are a species of creature known as the Little Stinkers. If you didn’t know about them then that is fine. A lot of people don’t know about them. The Little Stinkers are generally pretty secretive and you only really experience their existence when you walk into a hideous smell. So you will be forgiven if you had never heard of a Tangy Twerper or HippoBottymous. The name Hippobottymous made you smile didn’t it?
Allow me to give a bit of background to the Little Stinkers. You see in 1858 there was a Giant Stink like no other that arose in London. A real ‘pea-souper’ of a stench descended on the city and Queen Victoria was ‘not amused.’ If you don’t believe me, look it up you will see that a stench like no other violated nostrils, made women faint and even offended those in parliament. Imagine a stink of such magnitude that a whole city was thrown into rebellion. Imagine with every inhalation all you can smell was decomposing sprouts combined with dog breath and a hint of rotten egg. It wouldn’t be very nice would it?
Of course such stinks have reactions and a lot of good came from the bad smell (how often can you say that?) A wonderful sewage system was built which took all the dirty water away from the city and enabled it to be pumped out to sea. That way no one would have to endure such a pong. Although, that was what they thought. Now, I guess if you are reading this you have read or are reading Tingle Dingle and The Little Stinkers. Or you may well have a fascination with foul fragrance – who knew? Well this little Pongpendium accompanies the book, that way you can determine and learn a little bit more about the Little Stinkers, discover a story about them and then figure out what kind of Little Stinker you would be. If you don’t feel that you have been properly identified then maybe it is time to create your own Little Stinker – a personalised ponger. How does that sound? You can bring the Little creature into Pongversation and that could make you giggle.