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A Noodle Up Your Nose
By author: Frieda Wishinsky   Illustrated by: Louise-Andrée Laliberté
Selling Points: gossip, party, pirates, birthday party
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Apr/01/2004
Pages: 64
Fiction Ages 7-9
Price:  $6.95
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This year Kate was going to have the best birthday party.
The only trouble was her parents insisted she invite her whole class...
"I can't invite Violet," said Kate. "She's so bossy, she always wants everyone to do everything her way."
"Just boss her back," said Kate's dad.
Kate sighed. That was easy for her dad to say. No one could boss Violet back. Violet always got her way.

Kate has decided on a pirate theme for her party. She thinks that seven is going to be the best age to be. Her friend Jake is going to teach her to ride a two-wheeler. And her party is going to be fabulous. That is, until Violet starts spreading stories. Kate goes right on with her planning, but she is worried. When Violet is the only one to show up on the big day, Kate thinks that her worst fears have come true.
Canadian Literature - October 1, 2005
"Creating suspense around the eventual outcome and incorporating a clever twist into the story's resolution, Wishinsky affirms the value of friendship in resolving Kate's dilemma."
Calgary Herald - October 31, 2004
"Will resonate with young readers, but parents will identify with the turmoil and energy as well."
Resource Links - September 1, 2004
"Many young children will take great pleasure from Kate's perseverance and indomitable spirit as she plans a truly excellent pirate-theme party...A good choice for readers who are becoming confident with beginning novels."
Quill & Quire - May 1, 2004
"Laliberte's cartoony illustrations ooze personality."
CM Magazine - March 26, 2004
"An engaging story with which new readers can easily identify....School and public libraries, plus classroom collections, should add A Noodle Up Your Nose to serve the newly emerging independent reader who wants the challenge of moving on to chapter books."


Canadian Toy Testing Council Great Books, short-listed  CA  2005
CCBC Our Choice, commended  CA  2005
SYRCA Shining Willow nominee, short-listed  CA  2005


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