46th out of 391 books — 556 voters
The Sweet Smell of Christmas
Christmas is almost here! Little Bear can smell it—and so can you! The air is filled with the aroma of gingerbread cookies, minty candy canes, the piney Christmas tree, and yummy hot apple pie. Celebrate the holiday season with this classic Golden storybook which includes six scratch-and-sniff scents.
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published September 23rd 2003 by Golden Books
(first published July 1st 1970)
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My mother saved this book for me (well the version before the 2003 reissue), rescuing it from our dark, dreary family basement. It is a book that I read when I was little. Now, it is part of my collection of holiday books. I believe it was given to my older sister originally. It has pen and ink scribbles on it and a page seems to be missing, but the beauty of it remains - the comforting scenes of Little Bear preparing for Christmas with his family. The scent has long since faded from the fragran...more
This was my favorite Christmas book as a kid and was so excited when it was republished a few years back. Now I love reading it with my kids. However, the printing quality must not be as good as the scents in the book have never worked very well. I have had to improvise (ie. cutting slits in an orange peel and rubbing it on the orange page, etc.)
A book that welcomes the sweet nostalgia of the scents that are usually present at Christmas-time. My complaint about owning the book is that the scents for scratch and sniff are long gone (while a different book I've owned since I was a kid still has its scents).