The Incredible Runaway Snot

This book was gifted to me by The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Reading Time in exchange for an honest review.

Eric the snot loves his life of peace and quiet, up there in the nose. Eric is clever, he knows exactly how to stay out of nose-picker’s grips. And since so many snots want to know his tricks, Eric starts a snot school! But by teaching snots to avoid their dry, crumbly fate, Eric’s home becomes overcrowded. What’s a snot to do?

This cheeky new picture book from award wining singer/songwriter Josh Pike is a deliciously disgusting tale that will tickle littlie’s senses. The rhyming text is written in an easy rhythm, leaving readers free to focus on this mischievous little snot in all his green glory.

Heath MacKenzie has created beautiful illustrations for this tale, cleverly creating a whole little world inside one nostril. Each of his little snots are completely individual and full of character.

Josh Pike’s story about the little snot who just wanted a little peace and quiet is relatable to children, once they get past the comical snot factor, for they too can learn that taking some time for yourself is just as important as putting others first.

At the end of the day, this a book about snot (hehe!). For small children who find bodily functions hilarious, this will easily become a story time favourite.


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