What’s At the End of Your Nose?

What’s At The End Of Your Nose? (Amazon)

**In paperback (doubles as a coloring book!), Kindle, and free on Kindle Unlimited.**

Tired of hearing “I’m bored! There’s nothing to do.”?

Sidney Snail is so sick of Slipperyville that he’s about to snail out of town in search of adventure. A timely word from mysterious Old Samuel Snail convinces Sidney to give his surroundings one last chance before he snails out of town. Just when he least expects it, Sidney starts discovering amazing things right in front of his nose.

This book will help kids find magic and meaningfulness in even the simplest things around them. With delightful black & white illustrations on matte paper, “What’s At the End of Your Nose?” can also be used as a coloring book!




One day, Sidney Snail woke up bored. Very bored.

“Nothing fun ever happens in Slipperyville,” he grumbled to himself.

One day, Sidney Snail woke up bored. Very bored.

“Nothing fun ever happens in Slipperyville,” he grumbled to himself.

Sidney left his log home and climbed up on a mushroom to see what he could see.

And he sighed.

“What’s the sigh for?” came a voice from just above him. It was his best friend, Old Samuel Snail, sitting on his own mushroom. But Old Samuel looked much happier than Sidney.

“It’s so dull here,” said Sidney. “I wish I could have an adventure.”

“An adventure, eh?” said Old Samuel. “Well, let’s see . . .”

Now, Old Samuel had been bitten by the Traveling Bug when he was Young Samuel Snail, and had done a lot of adventuring before settling down in Slipperyville.

So Old Samuel should understand, thought Sidney.

Reviews (see more on Amazon)

“Becky Benishek’s astonishing tale of a bored snail, who fails to see the beauty and excitement in the world around him until he truly opens his eyes, is one filled with smiles and excitement from beginning to end. The story encourages readers to go out and explore up close what is right there, at the ends of their noses, instead of complaining and becoming so easily bored. Doing so not only shines a spotlight on the beauty of your natural surroundings, once you open your eyes and truly see it, but also enables you to make new friends without trying too hard. I recommend What’s at the End of Your Nose? not only to children, but to people of all ages.” 5-star review from Readers’ Favorite

“It is a very sweet little tale. My nieces will love the books, mothers will love the message. Nice little coloring book too.”

“What a great book! A fantastic story about the life of one the small creatures you normally don’t notice, bringing you down to his level in a fun adventure!
I also really like the message that you can find amazing things all around you if you only look.”

“I read a story to my kids every night that I can at bedtime, and we’ve been alternating between Grimm and Beatrix Potter, so their standards are pretty high – discerning audience. They were captivated through this whole story, and I found that the pace and wording were such that I could give them the excitement, inflection, and wonder to hold their interest. They loved the pictures and the engaging narrative and they went to bed grinning and talking to each other about snails and Bub Bells. Very delightful story.”

“Charming book with a great message for readers of ALL ages! The pictures are in black and white, which cleverly emphasizes the points made by the writer! I’m going to buy more to give as gifts.”

“Bought this and another book by the same author (Dr. Guinea Pig George) to read to my kids (5 and 8) at bedtime. They like the story and the pictures. I like that it’s got a positive message, but doesn’t beat you over the head with it. And apparently it also serves as a coloring book, although I haven’t yet summoned the courage to try and stay inside the lines.”


“I am purchasing this book along with “Dr. Guinea Pig George” (both by the same author) for my friend who just had a baby. I know she will want to read these to her new son as he gets older. “What’s At The End Of Your Nose? is a cute story about Sidney Snail’s adventures and you will find a message at the end. A bonus; it is a coloring book as well.”

“A great tale about a little snail and his adventures. We always read stories about dogs or cats but never a snail. I wish this story was around for when my kids were small, they would have loved it. I wonder where else the little snail will go?”

“I love this snail who discovers more fun, adventure, and new friends than he ever imagined. If you’re looking for a book to show kids why life is never really boring, this is it. This will be a staple pick for me anytime kids in my life have birthdays. 🙂 The writing will fill them not only with a passion for nature, but a love for language too. And as the illustrations enchant the eye, kids can enter the story more deeply by coloring the pictures in. Super fun read, and highly recommended.”

“Great book for children. My grandkids found it entertaining and could relate to the characters.”

“I love that this book gives kids (or anyone) the opportunity to color the illustrations. When I looked at Sidney Snail, the unique color of these beautiful little creatures came to mind—the variations in earth tones: warm tans, browns, muted grays. So when I imagined coloring a snail, it brought them more into focus in my imagination. It’s great too that you can color Sidney in any shade or pattern that makes him your own—a wonderful opportunity to create and participate along with the writer and illustrator.”

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