Beloved picture book creator David Shannon introduces a new character in a satisfyingly silly and subversive take on a familiar parable.
If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Meet Mr. Nogginbody.
Armed with his new hammer
he fixes his floor
then the wall
and the picture on the wall
and the shower
and the stop sign at the end of the street. . .
What else will Mr. Nogginbody “fix”?
Celebrated author David Shannon’s comically misguided new character gets carried away by success, and kids will laugh out loud at the consequences.
About the Author
David Shannon is the creator of the Caldecott Honor–winning No, David! and more than thirty other books beloved by children who “recognize immediately that they have found a kindred spirit” (New York Times). He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Shannon’s latest has the timeless exuberance and psychological profundity of a great comedy. In short: nailed it.
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A novel hero and a novel way to introduce a new generation to an old saying.
— Kirkus Reviews
Storytime getting sleepy? FIXED IT!
— Horn Book Magazine
Children will delight in Mr. Nogginbody’s well-meaning and ridiculous fix-it attempts that yield comical destruction, and readers who take their stories on the sweeter side will be pleased that it ends on a gentle note.
Mr. Nogginbody is a refreshingly flawed hero whose naïve rampage promises plenty of giggles.
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
A 2019 BCCB Blue Ribbon Book
The humorous concept and brief text married to hilarious illustrations make this a great choice for story time or one-on-one sharing.
— School Library Journal
This is a perfect book to read aloud to a large group of kids. It’s funny, engaging, and the art just pops off the page. When artists are allowed to let their freak flag fly, they can be capable of thoroughly awesome endeavors. Mr. Nogginbody is thoroughly awesome. Let’s hope we’ll see more of him and his odd little interpretations of the world in future installments.
— Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production