Author/Illustrator: Lynne Hudson

ISBN-13: 9781999728335

Publication Date: 01/10/2020

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ALSO Thingamanose is available as an audiobook!

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There’s a Thingamanose stuck up Rose’s nose but nobody believes her — especially Dad! He thinks he ‘nose’ best! A comically illustrated, rhyming children’s book for those with a nose for mischief. Contains slime! A story about a thing-up-a-nose and how sometimes it’s very annoying when adults don’t believe you. Have a ‘nose’ inside here…

Part picture book, part comic, part chapter book, in a handy size for reading alone, for reading at bedtime, or reading by a teacher. A rhyming, illustrated in black and white, comic-style, funny story for children. Ideal for ages 5 to 7. Rose’s life is snot-very-fun after she wakes up to find her nose blocked with a Thingamanose stuck up there. But, however she moans, nobody believes her, especially her parents. After the Thingamanose escapes on a school trip to a pepper factory (to have a ‘nose’ around!) it causes havoc. Can Rose find a way of capturing it and convincing her parents she is telling the truth? That there is such thing as a THINGAMANOSE! ALSO Thingamanose is available as an audiobook!

Look Inside

Have a look inside at a few pages from Thingamanose.


‘Rose knows there’s something in her nose, something that shouldn’t be there, but can she get her parents to believe her? No she can’t! Even when the Thingamanose drops (drips?) out, they won’t listen, and the slimy little alien is able to hitch a lift to school and then to join the year four school trip to a local pepper mill, there to cause chaos. The story might leave some adults feeling green, but certain kids will love it. There are black and white cartoon illustrations on every page and the rhyming text bounces along at speed.’

‘My Year 4 class thoroughly enjoyed Thingamanose. It was a joy to read aloud due to the rhyming and opportunities to read with different voices. The children totally believed in the characters and sympathised with Rose not being believed by her parents! The children wanted to know if there was a sequel and had great fun thinking up future adventures of the Thingamanose! It has continued to be a success now that it resides in the book corner. As a teacher, I love that the rhyming words are in bold and the author has used interesting vocabulary choices.’

Amazon Reviewer

‘We totally loved Thingamanose! I read it with my 8 year old granddaughter who described it as ‘funny’, ‘gross’, ‘happy’, ‘exciting’ and ‘horrible!’ (I’m assured that was in a good way!) The book immediately reminds one of a Dr Zeuss story, with the main character managing to be both repulsive and endearing at the same time. The story was longer than I was expecting, which was a bonus because it meant more cuddle time, and that’s never a bad thing. As has been mentioned in other reviews, my granddaughter immediately picked up on the fact that it could double up as a colouring book, which was a way she could continue to enjoy the story, long after we had finished reading it. The font was clear and easy for early readers to follow, the graphics were strong and exciting, and the story about a little girl who determinedly stands up for the truth was always going to be a breath of fresh air. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book, ideal as an extra stocking filler, perhaps!’

Amazon Reviewer

‘Bought this as a gift for my pre-school child and we have both enjoyed it greatly. A really fun book with equally giggle inducing illustrations. I’m sure we will be reading this one again and again.’

Waterstones Reviewer

‘This is a really lovely book that is written for children aged 5-7 years, but can be enjoyed by their parents too. I particularly like the mischievous character of Thingamanose and love seeing him in his full colourful glory on the front cover, wearing his spotty bloomers. It makes me laugh every time I see it. It is humorous, written in rhyme and illustrated in black and white. This gave it a feel of my childhood comic books which I used to love. I feel it is a book best read aloud, as the style invites you to put on the character’s voices and add the sound effects. For those who remember it, this would have been perfect for Jackanory. Without taking anything away from this book, I would love to see a full colour version, although there is nothing to stop children colouring it in, which would give it another dimension.’

Waterstones Reviewer

‘Thingamanose is a fantastic, creative and gross story that was great fun to read to my 2 year old daughter. The illustrations are wonderfully outrageous and the story is so well written, fingers crossed my daughter will be more cautious picking her nose!’

Waterstones Reviewer

‘Our family have loved reading this book, it’s become a firm favourite. Great story and drawings, has us laughing every evening before bed. I’d recommend to children of all ages.’

Foyles Reviewer

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About the Author / Illustrator

Lynne Hudson

Additional information

Weight 0.31 lbs
Dimensions 235 × 191 mm


Publication Date



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BIC Subject Name

Reading age: from c 5 years, For reluctant readers (children), Picture storybooks, Early learning: verse & rhymes, Humorous stories (Children's/YA), Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's/YA)

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