Jimmy Sniffles's super-schnozz smells trouble when the neighborhood dogs begin to disappear. A creepy clown and a lady with big hair are making a secret circus with the missing mutts. Only Jimmy and his nose can save the day!
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Jimmy Sniffles's super-schnozz smells trouble when the neighborhood dogs begin to disappear. A creepy clown and a lady with big hair are making a secret circus with the missing mutts. Only Jimmy and his nose can save the day!
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Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
Thinking back to the books I bought my children when they were young somehow makes me feel like they missed something when I read a book like this one. What child would not love a book where the characters are called Jimmy Sniffles and Dr. Snottenstein? Inventions by this Doctor include a Superpower Sucker Outer, a Super Sinus 6000, and a Booger Zooka. Jimmy realizes that he only sneezes when there is danger, and he cannot figure out why he is sneezing when he sees his neighbor talking to a clown and exchanging money. Jimmy jumps in the back of the van driven by the clown and arrives at a factory called Toxico. Jimmy soon realizes that the clown has stolen many pets and then dressed them in costumes in order to form a circus sideshow. Jimmy uses his head, or I should say his sinus filled nose, to save the day. I will not give the gory details of how he accomplishes this, but it does involve using the Super Sucker Outer. If there was ever a book written for a young boy, this is it. Of course being written in graphic form only adds to the enjoyment of the story. Also helpful is the introduction of characters by name and picture on the first two pages. This is definitely an outstanding tool for helping the reader to follow the story. Included at the end of the book is further information about what it is like to be an actual clown, information about the author and illustrator, "Discussion Questions and Writing Prompts," and step-by-step directions about how to use the Fact Hound web site. This web site is particularly beneficial because it is set up to allow the user to select the grade level of information they want. This is a great book to hook a reluctant reader into reading! I highlyrecommend this book.
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Meet the Author

Born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, Scott Nickel works by day at Paws, inc., Jim Davis's famous Garfield studio, and he freelances by night. Burning the midnight oil, Scott has created hundreds of humorous greeting cards and written several children's books, short fiction for "Boys' Life" magazine, comic strips, and lots of really funny knock-knock jokes. He was raised in southern California, but in 1995 Scott moved to Indiana, where he currently lives with his wife, two sons, six cats, and several sea monkeys.

Steve Harpster has loved to draw funny cartoons, mean monsters, and goofy gadgets since he was able to pick up a pencil. In first grade, he avoided writing assignments by working on the pictures for stories instead. Steve was able to land a job drawing funny pictures for books, and that's really what he's best at. Steve lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wonderful wife, Karen, and their sheepdog, Doodle.

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