September 24, 2013

Super Schnoz Blog Tour‏!


I was happy to be asked to be a part of the Super Schnoz Blog Tour! And my 12 year old Andrew was even happier to be asked to read and a review a copy of the book.

About the book:  Andy Whiffler is your average eleven-year-old boy. . . except that his nose is so big he can use it to fly and his sense of smell is a hundred thousand times stronger than any human. In the first book of this hilarious new series, Andy moves to a new school and is instantly picked on because of the size of his nose. But when his classmates discover how powerful his nose is, they decide he is more of a comic book hero than a nerd. One day Andy's school is shut down due to toxic gasses. Andy discovers that it's all a secret plot for an evil corporation called the ECU (Environmental Clean Up) to take over the world. Andy and his friends decide that this is a job for Super Schnoz, Andy's alter-ego. The rag-tag group of kids team up to take on the ECU and ensure school gets back in session (otherwise summer vacation will be ruined!)

written by Gary Urey
pictures by Ethan Long
Published by Albert Whitman and Co. September 2013

Andrew’s thoughts:
Super Schnoz and the Gates of Smell is a very well written and a really good novel. This book starts off as any super hero’s life would, in school!  Andy Whiffer (A.K.A Super Schnoz) has the biggest nose you would ever see, I mean it more than just a little unusual!!  And you know with something weird there will always be someone waiting in the wings to make fun of it. For Andy of course every day he receives torment from TJ Tedesco, Mumps or Jimmy Winkler (#leaderJimmy). Andy gets called names like Booger beak, Pickle sniffles and Schnoz berry, or Schnoz for short.
One day day Andy saves Jimmy from getting busted for bringing his hamster to school, and surprisingly Jimmy, TJ and Mumps befriend Andy. They all decide to join a comic book club along with Vivian, a dark mysterious girl that’s a really good artist. After reading tons of super hero comics Andy, TJ, Mumps, Jimmy and Vivian all decide to be a super team : Super Schnoz, The Not Right Brothers and Vivian.
Soon after the super team forms  the school gets infected by a mysterious smell that Andy can`t even recognize. Students are evacuated and find out that they might have to do school during summer to make up missed school time! Can Super Schnoz, The Not Right Brothers and Vivian stop the smell and save summer?
I thought this book was LOL funny and an entertaining read. If I could have any super power it would be “teleportation” so I could go anywhere by just thinking of it.
My two-cents:
Definitely laugh out loud funny.  A great book for kids who have enjoyed the Captain Underpants Series,  or authors like Dan Gutman. If I could have any super power it would be to have the laundry, dishes, and any cleaning done with just a wink of my eye!

Enter to Win!
The publisher is providing a signed copy of the book for one lucky reader of this blog. To enter you must be 13+. Live in Canada or the United States and leave a comment below sharing what super power you wish you had.


Don’t forget to check out the next stop on the tour: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Gary Urey Guest Post and Signed Book Giveaway