Join us for a very special afternoon with the beloved children's author/illustrator David Shannon - creator of the Caldecott Honor- winning NO, DAVID! - presenting his brand new picture book, MR NOGGINBODY GETS A HAMMER.

David Shannon introduces a new character in a satisfyingly silly and subversive take on a familiar parable.

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 shiny new 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—from a lamp switch to a fire hydrant—can be fixed with a good whack. The results are predictably and theatrically disastrous, until Mr. Nogginbody arrives at a gentle awakening and recognizes that not everything is a nail.

David Shannon is the creator of the Caldecott Honor–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.



Event date: 

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324003441
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Norton Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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