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His Mother's Nose

by Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas

Published by Dial, 2001
40 pages
ISBN: 0-8037-2545-0

Ages 5 - 8

"From the day Percival Puddicombe was born, he was not his own man," the story begins. while most children grow up hearing about some physical feature, personality trait, interest, or ability they acquired from a family member, poor Percival, it seems, has nothing that is his alone. Not only does he have his mother's nose and father's eyes, he has his aunt's ear for music and his uncle's head for numbers. From here the story takes off with a literal interpretation of the common expression, as all of his family's afore-mentioned body parts suddenly disappear. And when Percival disappears as well, the family faces an even greater problem because the sketch artist at the Bureau of Missing Persons has absolutely nothing to go on. CCBC categories: Picture Books for Older Children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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