Nog and the Land of Noses is Bruce Whatley’s hilarious new picture book.

It’s the story of Nog who is the only one in town who doesn’t have a nose that does anything useful. His family and friends have noses that can do all sorts of things; sniff out a bargain, play music and even catch fish.

But all Nog could catch was a cold.

Nog would dearly love to have a nose that had some use, but one hasn’t been discovered yet. Grandma has always said Nog has a nose for trouble, but that hasn’t come to fruition yet – until the day Nog sniffs out a pepper storm and saves the town from catastrophe.

Nog didn’t know he had a nose for trouble until ‘trouble’ came to the Land of the Noses!

Kids love playing nose games and the things that come out of noses are of particular fascination so this book has plenty to tickle their sense of humour.

I found so much to love about Nog and the Land of Noses. The text is clever and the illustrations are hilarious. I think my favourites were the blocked noses, the running noses and the picked noses.

While this book is funny and colourful and quirky, it has an important underlying theme – that everyone has their own special qualities.

I can imagine readers of all ages from 0 to adult having a lot of fun with this book.

Nog and the Land of Noses is published by Scholastic Australia.

Published by

Dee White

Dee White lives with her husband and two sons in a small rural country town which has more kangaroos than people. She has worked as an advertising copywriter and journalist and has had numerous career changes because until recently, writing wasn’t considered to be a proper job. Letters to Leonardo, her first novel with Walker Books Australia, was published in 2009 to great critical acclaim.