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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Blog Tour: Review: On the Nose

After his success with the hilarious CAT-astrophe, the highly talented Robert Favretto is back with more word tricks. This time his leading character is Justin Credible with his unique nose and its extraordinary abilities.

When Justin’s nose (and the rest of him of course) is recruited by the DNA (Department of Nasal Affairs) his life becomes one dramatic adventure after another.

Can Justin’s nose sniff out the smelly culprit that has overpowered the city of Aroma?

Soaked in humour and nose clich├ęs, and taking outrageous liberties with language, this chapter book for ages 7-10 will have every reader in stitches. It’s ideal for reluctant readers who will turn the pages in delight and anticipation at the next crazy situation. Favretto knows what kids want.

Clever, fast-paced, and relentless in its pursuit of olfactory dominance, this highly imaginative, crazy but delicious read was a source of great entertainment to me.

Kevin Burgemeestre’s excellent and well-translated illustrations add gusto to Favretto’s quirky style of writing.

Title: On the Nose
Author: Robert Favretto
Illustrator: Kevin Burgemeestre
Publisher: Morris Publishing Australia, $13.95 RRP
Publication Date: February 2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780987543479
For ages: 7- 10
Type: Junior Fiction

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tania,
    Hankie very much for hosting my blog tour and for your 'scent-sational' review of On the Nose. I'm absolutely stoked that you enjoyed the story. May the sniffing power be with you! Cheers, Robert


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