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Books There's A Pig Up My Nose!


"This very funny, sweet story won the hearts of the judging panel. Oink!" @oscarsbookprize

"The surprise comes right at the start, and what a wonderfully dotty premise to begin a story with, about problem solving in the classroom. Brilliantly structured too" – Julia Eccleshare

"Everything about There's a Pig Up My Nose! is entrancing, from the title onwards; it also features the best PE excuse note ever" – The Guardian

“…we really want to understand and pick out the books that kids want, as opposed to the books that adults think they should want. The winner that epitomises that more than any other is John Dougherty and Laura Hughes’ There’s A Pig Up My Nose from 2018, which is just glorious.” – James Ashton, co-founder of Oscar's Book Prize (The Bookseller)


Get ready for a bellyful of laughs with "There's a Pig up my Nose!" by John Dougherty, the winner of the Oscar's Book Prize 2018.

Imagine having a PIG stuck up your NOSE – sounds absurd, doesn't it? Join Natalie on a whimsical adventure as her entire class rallies together to solve the mystery of how to get the pig out.

The zany humour of Sue Hendra, known for "Supertato" and "Barry the Fish with Fingers," meets the charm of Babe the Pig in this uproarious picture book. With warm, comical artwork by rising star Laura Hughes, this delightfully silly tale will have children giggling and oinking out loud as they try to figure out how to extract a farmyard animal from someone's nose.

Perfect for boys and girls aged 3 years and up, or for anyone who's ever found themselves in a sticky situation, this picture book promises a rollicking good time!

About the Author:
John Dougherty, born in Larne, Northern Ireland, brings his background as a children's primary school teacher to life in his delightful stories. Shortlisted for prestigious awards, his book "Zeus Sorts It Out" was a highlight in The Times children's books of the year 2011.

About the Illustrator:
Laura Hughes, an illustration graduate from Kingston University, lends her artistic brilliance to "There's a Pig up my Nose!" Known for her work in "Daddy’s Sandwich," nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2016, Laura has collaborated with esteemed publishers like Bloomsbury, Harper Collins US, and Faber & Faber. Nestled in east London with her cat, Laura's vibrant illustrations add a lively touch to this hilarious tale.

Disclaimer: Neither the author nor the illustrator has ever had a pig stuck up their nose, but their imaginations certainly have!

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