Doctor Proctor #1
Doctor Proctor is a crazy professor. Well, almost. Actually, he is an aging inventor waiting for his big break. When he teams up with his next-door neighbor Lisa and her peculiar friend Nilly in making the world’s most powerful farting powder, it seems like his dream is about to come true. But in the background lurk the ruthless twins Truls and Trym Thrane. The drama that is sparked on Cannon Avenue will have repercussions that stretch beyond the imaginable, involving a wild chase through the sewer system of Oslo, anacondas, and NASA. With a great deal of humor and witty dialogs, Jo Nesbo chisels out his wonderfully weird characters and lets his imagination run wild in this delightful children’s book début reminiscent of Roald Dahl.
Through a fantastic story that contains an equal amount of suspense, laughs and colorful characters, Jo Nesbø offers a deftly veiled moral to his young readers: all in all, Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder is a story about the importance of being yourself, and how the required courage is bestowed through creativity and imagination.
Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder was shortlisted for Ark’s Children’s Book Award (Arks barnebokpris) for ‘Best Children’s Book’ 2007 and was selected for The Richard and Judy Children’s Book Club in 2011.
Hilarious and original /.../ An unforeseeable and irresistible way to face the world as only Roald Dahl has done so far.
This terrific book will make you laugh, and cherish your friends, and value fair play.
In this well-knit crossover debut for young audiences, a popular Norwegian author crafts an airy farce from elements both familiar and offbeat. /.../ Readers will have blasts of their own cheering on the sturdy protagonists [in] this rib-tickling tale.
This book will have no trouble enticing fans of Captain Underpants and the Wimpy Kid.
A hilariously funny, totally crazy, and exceptionally brilliant book. Five laughs a page, brilliantly set, with some fantastic characters. And I can't wait for the next book by Jo Nesbo, the most explosive one yet!