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By Nicki Richesin, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 26, 2012

Irene Marynowicz

Irene Marynowicz has devoted much of her life to helping children in need as a social worker. She has channeled this same generosity and compassion into her picture books. We’re delighted at The Children’s Book Review to highlight the work of authors, like Irene, who bring joy and wonder to their work. Listen in as we discuss Irene’s creative process, influences, and future projects.

Nicki Richesin: You dedicated Gwendolyn’s Nose to your children for planting the seeds for this story with their creative curiosity. How did you first come up with the idea for this book?

Dedicated Review

By Nicki Richesin, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 26, 2012

Gwendolyn’s Nose

By Irene Marynowicz

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Kindle edition: 1276 KB

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Gwendolyn’s Nose exhales a windstorm of outrageous rhymes, a sense of possibility, and fun. Clever wordsmith Irene Marynowicz raps about a little girl who has a very big problem with her proboscis. Gwendolyn remembers a time when she didn’t have such a long schnoz, but now it’s hindering her from everyday pursuits. With the help of her friends, Bart, Miss Mouse, and Fast Len, and some fantastical lovable creatures like the “elefazats, groos, and kalamakoos” (depicted with great imagination by Mike Motz), Gwen searches for a way to shrink her enormous nose.