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Ambrose Follows His Nose… and turns 100! The Book Fairies celebrate

“I don’t think I could like another rabbit as much as I like Ambrose”

The Book Fairies have been marking a very big birthday today – 100 years! On the centenary of his birth, Dick King Smith’s classic book Ambrose Follows His Nose is being celebrated with a beautiful new edition…

About the book:

An exciting new publication in celebration of the centenary of his birth, a recently discovered funny and poignant animal story by Dick King-Smith, completed by his great granddaughter, Josie Rogers.

Ambrose may seem like an ordinary rabbit but he has the most extraordinary sense of smell. He can detect any aroma from sweets to kittens Рand even niffy foxes!

Ambrose Follows his Nose by Dick King Smith hidden by book fairies

He lives with his family in a hutch and is visited every day by Biddy, who is desperate to take him home to be her pet – if only her mum and dad would let her. Biddy trains Ambrose to become a tracker rabbit – which comes in very handy when Ambrose’s little sister Roly goes missing. But when Biddy’s family find themselves in real danger, can Ambrose’s sensitive nose save the day?

Not lucky enough to spot one?

Do not worry – this gorgeous edition is now available in all good book shops (or you can order it in!). If you would rather order online, you can still support independent bookshops by choosing to buy your copy from

Would you like to be a book fairy?

Anyone can join in! Just gather some preloved books, some ribbon and of course – your official book fairy stickers – and off you go!

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