FARLEY FOLLOWS HIS NOSE by Lynn Johnston

FARLEY FOLLOWS HIS NOSE

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

For Better or for Worse’s dog Farley doesn’t love baths, but they do make him hungry. After he shakes himself dry, he smells HOT DOGS! Farley loves hot dogs, and he runs off before Elly can put his collar back on. Farley follows his nose to a children’s party (he loves children) where he gets his hot dog. Then he follows his nose to a construction worker’s ham-and-cheese sandwich (he loves ham-and-cheese sandwiches). He’s thirsty and follows his nose to a swimming pool (he loves pools). After a nap, he finds a child, lost from the party earlier. Farley first gets the boy home and then follows his nose to his own home. Farley’s had a big day, and unfortunately…he needs another bath. Johnston’s characters from her long-running comic strip are ready-made for picture books. Big-eyed, energetic Farley and his “sniff snorfle SNUFF” nose will be a big hit with storytimers, and it won’t matter a bit that they’re too young to recognize the characters. A great addition to storytimes on baths, senses and dogs. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-06-170234-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Bowen Press/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2009