Posted in Blog Tour, Young Readers 5-9, Younger Readers Age 9-12

Today it is my pleasure to join the blog tour for Animalympics by Josie Dom

My Review

I love reading children’s books as with lots of nieces and nephews it is always great to have a new story to recommend to them or sit an enjoy when I see them.

Animalympics is a fun and enjoyable story from the first page, I loved the vibrant cover and how we followed a series of animals of all shapes and sizes as they competed in their Olympics whilst enjoying the story being told in rhyming verse.

The illustrations work wonderfully with the story, they are bright and colourful and clear for the children to understand which is great and helps to ensure that whilst younger readers might not be able to read all of the words the pictures will help them keep the thread of the story and be able to translate it and join in at story time.

I loved the rhyming verse and found myself reading snippets out to my animal crazy teenage daughter as I read. A really lovely story guaranteed to keep your little ones entertained on a cold winters evening whilst snuggled up before bedtime.

Book Blurb

When the Olympics were cancelled, the animal kingdom stepped up to compete instead, and the Animalympics were created! With Woodpecker Will taking charge and animals of all shapes and sizes travelling from across the world to compete, this fun rhyming story is a joyous celebration of sports and doing your best.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Josie Dom is a children’s author learning to embrace her individuality.

Join her in a world of imagination where anything could happen and the most important things are friendship and kindness.

Josie lives in the small town of Halstead in Essex with her husband Nic Phine (illustrator of the Lum books), their son and daughter, a mixed-up dog (LabLurchTrievOodle) Frank and a big fluffy ginger cat called Mittens.

Although Josie’s books are too young for her children now, it was their love of stories when they were little which inspired Josie to pick up her pen and create. 

After a lifetime in sensible office jobs, Josie is relishing the opportunity to explore her creative side.

Josie is passionate about supporting causes close to her heart.  Each year, Josie donates 15% of profit on book sales to a children’s charity.

In 2020, due to Covid-19, Josie penned an Animalympics which she used to raise funds for UK zoos.

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Giveaway to Win a signed copy of Animalympics, an Animalympics gold medal plus stickers and bookmarks (Open to UK only) 

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Please click here for your chance to win this fantastic prize

Many Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join the blog tour. Please remember to like and share to help spread the book love

Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Daisy & Kel x



I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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