Fairytales Gone Wrong: Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio! by Steve Smallman

Fairytales Gone Wrong: Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!

Written by Steve Smallman
Illustrated by Neil Price
Part of the Fairytales Gone Wrong Series

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There are two big lessons to be learned in this new take on the favourite fairy tale: don’t tell lies – we all know what happens to Pinocchio when he tells an untruth – and don’t pick your nose! The fairy who brings Pinocchio to life warns him against both these things, but he can’t resist rummaging around in his nose for bogies, and then denying it when accused! At last Jiminy Cricket arrives and with his help, Pinocchio mends his ways. Part of a picture book series that teaches children about hygiene, this certainly gets its message across and in a fun but effective way. ~ Andrea Reece


Fairytales Gone Wrong: Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio! by Steve Smallman

Learn the importance of good hygiene with this hilarious story all about bogies! In Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio! everytime Pinocchio picks his nose he lies to Gepetto about doing so and his nose grows! Mr Cricket arrives to help distract Pinocchio and keep his fingers busy, but when Pinocchio accidentally pushes Mr Cricket up his nose, he learns a big lesson! Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio! is one title from the Fairytales Gone Wrong series. This series is a welcome addition for parents looking for picture books with a message.

The Fairytales Gone Wrong series includes:

Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Wash Your Hair!

Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk

Get Some Rest, Sleeping Beauty

Eat your Greens, Goldilocks

Blow your Nose, Big Bad Wolf

Give us a Smile, Cinderella

Keep Running, Gingerbread Man

You're Not Ugly Duckling

About the Author

Steve Smallman

Steve Smallman lives in Staffordshire with his wife, two dogs and two cats. He has four children and a grandchild. Steve has been illustrating children’s books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2009) and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner (Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV's Bookaboo). When he’s not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside.

Steve Smallman on Steve Smallman:

I started working as an illustrator when I was in my final year at Art College and now, over 28 years later I still haven't got a proper job! I've illustrated literally hundreds of books, predominantly in educational publishing. A few years ago I was main illustrator for Longman's 'Story Street' reading scheme, illustrating 79 titles and writing 5.

I've worked in children's television, specifically in character development and most notably in the 'Raggy Doll' series in the mid to late 1980's. I have also done a certain amount of licensed work, illustrating characters such as Postman Pat, Bill and Ben and Sesame Street.

I've been described as an 'Animal Artist', not I hasten to add because I'm wild and hairy but because I love to draw animals and especially like to give them human characteristics.

I've been writing children's books for about 6 years and have already had several picture books published with more in development.

I've got 4 great children and although they're all adults now, my memories of them growing up inspire and inform my writing.

Click here to read a Little Tiger interview with Steve Smallman.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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QED Publishing

Publication date

20th May 2016




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