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Like a fresh onion, Oscar and the Awful, Horrible Smell will bring tears to your eyes as you laugh your way through Oscar’s show and smell adventure. 

Silver Metal, Best Children's Book 3-7, Readers' Choice (2023)

2nd Place, Children's Adventure, Firebird Awards, (3rd Qtr 2023)

Honorable Mention, Picture Books, Royal Dragonfly (2023)

Finalist, The Wishing Shelf Book Awards (2024)


"The illustrations are bright and cheerful, and Oscar is relatable, a chubby, pink, wide-eyed innocent who gets into trouble without meaning to." - BlueInk Review (2022)

“The author successfully builds momentum and invites reader participation through an increasingly long list of odor-related adjectives ... The silliness is skillfully crafted …” - Kirkus Reviews (2022)


“A sweetly written, superbly illustrated story of Oscar, the troll, who’s determined to discover where the stinky smell is coming from. Highly recommended!” – The Wishing Shelf (2023)


“Young children love silly stories, and the funnier, dirtier, smellier, and more gruesome the better! They will love this story and fall in love with the adorable (but rather smelly) Oscar. Star rating: 5 Stars” - Readers’ Choice Book Awards (2023)


Oscar once again makes a big splash when a newcomer moves in from across the pond. Find out if he sinks or swims as he tries to trap a tricky trout!

1st Place Children's Adventure & 1st Place Children's Illustrations, Firebird Awards ( 1st Qtr 2024)

Finalist, Children's Book 3-7, Readers' Choice Awards (2023)

Honorable Mention, Picture Books, Royal Dragonfly Awards (2023)

Story Monsters Approved Finalist (2023)


“The two wily characters, well depicted in both Cetas’ prose and Kose’s gentle cartoon illustrations, will have readers delighted that neither loses in the end.” – Kirkus Reviews (2022)


 “A cleverly plotted ‘battle of wills’ story between a trickster fish and a very determined troll.” – The Wishing Shelf (2023)


“The book demonstrates the importance of friendship, kindness, and supporting others when they are in need. Young children will enjoy the fun scenes of Oscar repeatedly falling in the lake and will root for the fish as he evades the troll’s capture. Star Rating: 5 Stars” – Readers’ Choice Book Awards (2023)




Five children crash through Oscar’s quiet woods. But when one of them splats into a sticky situation, Oscar must decide whether to stay silent or sound the alarm.


"Oscar and the Noisy Children is an adventure gone wrong that ends happily and sets a positive example for young readers." – BlueInk Review (2023)


"An appealing story of a woodland resident with a big heart." – Kirkus Review (2023)


"The book emphasizes teamwork and how people’s different abilities can be helpful." – Foreword Reviews (2023)



Moe was a nervous moose, but when two children climb into trouble, he must decide to lend an antler or turn tail and run.


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