Can anyone remember this children's book title from the 70s/80s?

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Namechange2020lalala Tue 22-Dec-20 21:15:33

Please help. I trying find a copy of an illustrated book from my childhood. All I can remember was that the characters had big pointy noses and big nostrils. I keep thinking it was Spike Milligan esque? But not his. Hope it rings a bell. I remember it being quite rude al la Roald Dahl...

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Namechange2020lalala Tue 22-Dec-20 21:19:16

Hoping it's not horribly obscure confused

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Iamthewombat Tue 22-Dec-20 21:38:10

Is it the Dribblesome Teapots series?

Namechange2020lalala Tue 22-Dec-20 23:48:46

No but I googled and that does looks rather fab as well.

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IthinkIsawahairbrushbackthere Tue 22-Dec-20 23:52:48

Could it be illustrated by Quentin Blake?

VanGoghsDog Tue 22-Dec-20 23:56:33

Wasn't Edward Lear poems was it?

Judashascomeintosomemoney Tue 22-Dec-20 23:59:35

Don’t know the actual books but Quentin Blake or possibly Gerald Scarfe illustrated?


MarieVanGoethem Wed 23-Dec-20 00:18:39

Big pointy noses made me think of Fattypuffs and Thinifers - the latter are VERY pointy of nose. It was translated into English in the 1940s but with the reprints I don’t know you’d have noticed at the time iyswim? It’s not rude in the same way as Dahl though really.

Do you remember anything of the plot at all? Was it more a picture book or a novel? Annoyingly I can half-envision a jumble of books that might-maybe fit but they’re refusing to order themselves nicely in my memory...

emptyplinth Wed 23-Dec-20 00:26:49

Badjelly the Witch?

PastMyBestBeforeDate Wed 23-Dec-20 00:27:49

Little Big Nose?

Bluesheep8 Wed 23-Dec-20 08:24:26

It wasn't Bottersnikes and Gumbles was it? I seem to recall the Bottersnikes having big pointy noses....

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 23-Dec-20 08:30:58

My first thought was the Molesworth books, but they are rather older...

Namechange2020lalala Wed 23-Dec-20 22:11:26

Thanks I have googled everyone's suggestions, and whilst not come across the one I remember, there are some great ones here that I am going to try and get hold of for my own DD.

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MarieVanGoethem Wed 23-Dec-20 23:10:45

If you remember anything else/more come back & see if we can help won’t you? Or if you have a sudden flash of inspiration & remember, you’ll tell us, right? (Yes, it’s bugging me & I’m not the one that can’t remember... confusedblush )

Namechange2020lalala Wed 23-Dec-20 23:22:55

Sorry Marie blush, I will definitely come back if there are any new leads grin

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MarieVanGoethem Wed 23-Dec-20 23:32:31

That’s very good of you grin

Good luck with trying to remember - & I hope your DD enjoys the books she’s ended up gaining as a result of this fsmile

redastherose Thu 24-Dec-20 00:29:43

redastherose Thu 24-Dec-20 00:34:13

It's not the Magic Faraway Tree illustration is it? 

LakeFlyPie Thu 24-Dec-20 00:39:02

Was it A.Mazing monsters series? One of the characters was Bignose

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