Thursday, Sep 5, 4-5:15 PM

David Shannon – Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer

Octavia Books
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513 Octavia St (Corner of Laurel), New Orleans, LA
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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. For more on the author visit and to pre-order now,