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Posted January 14, 2000
In this hair-raising spoof of 'Jack and the Beanstalk,' Gary Barwin tells the story of a nosey nose that knows to follow his nose. On the way to market, the nose trades a pair of glasses for a magic mustache. During his adventures, he steals a magic mouth's stash of treasure right out from under its nose and discovers that a nose with a good head on its shoulders can rise to great heights. This hilarious book contains the best of bad puns and clever wordplay, and will have kids and parents laughing out loud. The characters in the book form the various parts of a face; the nose's parents are a pair of eyes. And, at the story's conclusion, we are left with a warning of the consequences of making faces. Stephane Jorisch's wonderful illustrations offer whimsical details and add little jokes to be discovered by young readers. Gary Barwin is an author, poet and composer. His first children's book, 'The Racing Worm Brothers,' was published in September 1998. Stephane Jorisch is an award-winning artist and designer. He won the prestigious Governor General's Award for Illustration in 1999. He resides in Montreal, Quebec.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.