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Nicketty-Nacketty, Noo-Noo-Noo


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Nicketty-Nacketty, Noo-Noo-Noo by Joy Cowley
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I love this book and I am very pleased to have it in my personal early childhood library. I always read it to the children in a “Scottish” accent (the best I can) and the children love to say “Nickertty-Nackertty, Noo-Noo-Noo” when the time comes. It has a scary theme which appeals, but with comedy and rhythm which makes it fun to read and to listen to.


'There once was an ogre called Gobbler Magoo
who lived in a swamp where the wild weeds grew,
and captured a maker of good tasty stew.
Nicketty-nacketty, noo-noo-noo'

A humorous story in rhyme, and with every verse ending with "nicketty nacketty noo noo noo" this book has catchy repetition that will find your child repeating these lines with you as you read the story together.
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Short-listed New Zealand Children's Picture Book Award 1997
Shortlisted for the 1997 Russell Clark Award for excellence in children's book illustration.

Author Biography

Joy Cowley is a multi-award winning New Zealand author of over 600 titles. She is famous in the United States as the author of the phenomenally successful Mrs Wishy-Washy series, which has sold over 40 million copies. Two of her novels, The Silent One and Bow Down Shadrach have won Children's Book of the Year awards in New Zealand; Ticket to the Sky Dance and Starbright and the Dream Eater have won junior fiction awards two years running. Joy was awarded an OBE in 1992 for her services to children's writing and in 2004 she was given the AW Reed Award for her contribution to New Zealand literature. Joy Cowley and her husband Terry have homes in the Marlborough Sounds and in Wellington.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 1997
Illustrated by Trace Moroney
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Scholastic New Zealand
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