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Children's Fiction Friendship

A Noodle Up Your Nose

by (author) Frieda Wishinsky

illustrated by Louise-Andrée Laliberté

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2004
Friendship, Emotions & Feelings, Birthdays
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    Apr 2004
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8


Kate has decided on a pirate theme for her party. She thinks that seven is going to be the best age to be. Her friend Jake is going to teach her to ride a two-wheeler. And her party is going to be fabulous. That is, until Violet starts spreading stories. Kate goes right on with her planning, but she is worried. When Violet is the only one to show up on the big day, Kate thinks that her worst fears have come true.

About the authors


Frieda Wishinsky
est l'auteure de plus de 40 livres pour enfants. Parmi les ouvrages déjà
parus, on peut citer, entre autres,

Ounga Bounga, Tu es méchante Lily-Ange!, Le sac à main de la reine,
Canada en vedette

et les romans de la série Catastrophe! Elle vit à Toronto, en


FRIEDA WISHINSKY has written over seventy books for children, including Oonga Boonga; You're Mean, Lily Jean; the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award winner Please, Louise!; the middle-grade series Survival, and the non-fiction books Explorers Who Made It . . . or died trying; Everything but the Kitchen Sink and Colossal Canada. Frieda lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband. Visit her online at

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  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Short-listed, SYRCA Shining Willow nominee
  • Short-listed, Canadian Toy Testing Council Great Books

Excerpt: A Noodle Up Your Nose (by (author) Frieda Wishinsky; illustrated by Louise-Andrée Laliberté)

This year Kate was going to have the best birthday party.
The only trouble was her parents insisted she invite her whole class...
"I can't invite Violet," said Kate. "She's so bossy, she always wants everyone to do everything her way."
"Just boss her back," said Kate's dad.
Kate sighed. That was easy for her dad to say. No one could boss Violet back. Violet always got her way.

Editorial Reviews

"Will resonate with young readers, but parents will identify with the turmoil and energy as well."

Calgary Herald

"An engaging story with which new readers can easily identify....School and public libraries, plus classroom collections, should add A Noodle Up Your Nose to serve the newly emerging independent reader who wants the challenge of moving on to chapter books."

CM Magazine

"Creating suspense around the eventual outcome and incorporating a clever twist into the story's resolution, Wishinsky affirms the value of friendship in resolving Kate's dilemma."

Canadian Literature

"Many young children will take great pleasure from Kate's perseverance and indomitable spirit as she plans a truly excellent pirate-theme party...A good choice for readers who are becoming confident with beginning novels."

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"Laliberte's cartoony illustrations ooze personality."

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