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Mr Nogginbody gets a hammer

June 4, 2020

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If all you had 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”?

When you like to slide around in socks, it’s only a matter of time before something crops up to stop you in your tracks. This is what happened to Mr Nogginbody, however, he wasn’t sure how to get rid of the nail sticking out of his floor so he could continue sliding around without fear of getting hurt. A story of problem solving and understanding that one way to fix things doesn’t work on everything.

Mr Nogginbody gets a hammer

A close up of a children\'s storybook

Written by David Shannon
Published by W. W. Norton & Company

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. After snagging his toe, Mr Nogginbody makes a visit to his local hardware store in search of solutions. Armed with a new shiny hammer, he successfully fixes the nail protruding from his floor. But the satisfaction of his first repair carries him away and he figures that anything resembling a nail – can be fixed with a good whack. The results are predictably and theatrically disastrous until Mr Nogginbody arrives at a gentle awakening and recognises that not everything is a nail.

About the Author

David Shannon is the creator of the Caldecott Honour-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.

A close up of a children\'s storybook

Where can you buy Mr Nogginbody gets a hammer?

Mr Nogginbody gets a hammer is available to buy from Amazon in Hardback and Kindle Edition.

Our thoughts of Mr Nogginbody gets a hammer

A beautifully illustrated story featuring Mr Nogginbody who just wants to slide in his socks. However, a nail gets in his way and suddenly he has to find a way to fix it. An advert for a hardware store leads him to get a new hammer, however, using a hammer isn’t as easy as he thinks. After finally solving one problem, he starts to notice other things that need ‘fixing’. Armed with his hammer he sets about problem solving, however, maybe, just maybe a hammer isn’t always the right tool for the job.

A close up of a children\'s storybook

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