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Friday 18 December 2020

Review: The Incredible Runaway Snot

Ever wondered what life must be like for a harmless snot, sitting in somebody's nose all day only to face the eventual indignity of being picked by a thoughtless finger and given the flick?

Well, me neither.

So I guess I have to thank Josh Pyke for drawing my attention to what must be a world-wide dilemma.

This rhyming picture book tells the story of Eric the Snot, who decides to stand up for his fellow boogers and snot.

He starts up a snot school, to teach his fellows to fight for their rights and avoid eviction from their beloved nostrils.

But alas - Eric is too successful for his own good, and the nose becomes uncomfortably crowded. What's a poor booger to do?

Well, the title might provide some clues.

Full of snot jokes, this is the sort of story that kids will find hilarious and want to read again and again. It's full of naughtiness and plain old silliness. Heath McKenzie's cartoonish illustrations, bursting with colour and awesome facial expressions, complement it well.

Title: The Incredible Runaway Snot
Author: Josh Pyke
Illustrator: Heath McKenzie
Publisher: Scholastic Australia, $21.99  
Publication Date: 1 November, 2020
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781760971083
For ages: 3 years +
Type: Picture Book