Sunday, 6 April 2014

On The Nose By Robert Favretto (Review/Giveaway)

Blog Tour: ROBERT FAVRETTO On The Nose

Justin Credible is a real live Pinocchio with a keen sense of smell. Trained as a super sleuth for the DNA (Department of Nasal Affairs), he is often called upon at the first sniff of trouble. With a nose for those hard to crack smelly cases, it's no surprise when Justin responds to an urgent call for help. Someone or something has dropped a stink bomb in the city of Aroma – and the stench is devastating! Gardens are wilting, birds are dropping out of the sky, and the residents are leaving in droves!
With sleuth-like determination, Justin follows his nose to solve the mystery of the phantom smell before it wipes Aroma off the map!
A terrific tale of mysterious smells. This story has just the hero to sniff out a solution, Justin Credible! Justin has a special physical feature; an enormous nose. It makes him talented in sniffing out smells and scenting conclusion.

Robert Favretto has written a fast paced, hilarious, action filled story that will keep readers turning the pages. Readers of all ages will flip the pages to find out what happens next. It's written with short chapters making it a great book to read aloud as well.
I was giggling with delight at the play on words throughout the story. I especially enjoyed the carefully selected character names like Hugh Dunnit and Marsha Mallow.
Kevin Burgemeestre's scattered illustrations compliment Favretto's descriptive writing perfectly.
I hope these two talented fellows sniff out a sequel and we get to read more of Justin and his important work at the DNA (Department of Nasal Affairs)!

Best of luck with the book Robert.

About the author.

Robert Favretto is a primary school teacher and Victorian based writer of children’s fiction. His previous publishing credits include CAT-astrophe (Morris Publishing Australia), Leonardo’s Spot of Trouble (Blake Education) and Lost for Words (Limelight Press).
He has also had his short story The Cuckoo Clock published in the CHARMS anthology.

Robert has completed a Diploma of Professional Children’s Writing and has presented writing workshops for primary school aged children and the Mornington Peninsula Libraries.

As part of the blog tour, we will give away a copy of ‘On The Nose’. To be in the draw, simply comment on the post and send an email of your comment to with the subject "On The Nose competition". Competition closes midnight EDST 15th April 2014.

PB RRP $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-9875434-7-9
Join us for reviews and more interesting facts about Robert and the book as you follow the tour.

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  1. Hi Melissa, Thanks for hosting me on your blog spot today. I appreciate your time and scent-sational feedback and look forward to crossing paths in the future. All the best for your family holiday. Keep sniffing! Cheers, Robert

  2. This sounds like so much fun. I know my daughter would have a laugh too.