About the Book

The hilarious debut picture book from the award-winning and bestselling author of GIRT. This is a book with a grossness that kids will love, and with a message that parents will adore.

The wickedly funny, deliciously clever picture book debut from David Hunt (GIRT) with illustrations by award-winning artist Lucia Masciullo (THE BOY AND THE TOY).

Oliver has a bad habit. A very bad habit.

He just can't keep his fingers out of his nose, which is a big problem for the tiny pixies who mine his 'nose gold' to keep their cities running.

The Nose Pixies return to their kingdom with empty handkerchiefs night after night. And unless their luck changes, they'll be out of a job ... or worse!

Ages 4-8

'Kids will love all the disgusting things in this truly imaginative book' Four-star review, Books+Publishing

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733334870
  • ISBN 10: 0733334873
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 25/07/2016
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price: 24.99 AUD
  • Age: From 4 years


David Hunt is the bestselling author of Girt (Black Inc), which won the 2014 Indie Award for Non-Fiction and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the ABIAs. His first book for children, The Nose Pixies, was released in 2016, with his follow-up picture book, My Real Friend, released in May 2019.

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Other Works by David Hunt

My Real Friend

by David Hunt

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Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany and she moved to Queensland in 2006. Since then she has become a much-loved, award-winning Australian illustrator. Her books include The Boy and the Toy, Come Down, Cat, The Wild One (all with Sonya Hartnett) and Olive Of Groves trilogy (with Katrina Nannestad). The Hole, with Kerry Brown, was published in 2018, and My Real Friend (her second collaboration with David Hunt after The Nose Pixies) is due in 2019.  

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Other Works by Lucia Masciullo

My Real Friend

by Lucia Masciullo

The Hole

by Lucia Masciullo

Olive of Groves

by Lucia Masciullo

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