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 Noodleheads see the future (Noodleheads)
 Author: Arnold, Tedd

 Publisher:  Holiday House (2020)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [48] p., col. ill., 24 cm

 BTSB No: 070505 ISBN: 9780823436736
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Subjects:
 Fools and jesters -- Fiction
 Brothers -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction
 Graphic novels

Price: $14.44

Summary:
Inspired by folktales about fools from around the world, brothers Mac and Mac Noodlehead exasperate Uncle Ziti, are fooled by their friend Meatball, and make a garden for their mother.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Hamilton, Martha
Weiss, Mitch


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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 187742
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 70701

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+) (01/15/17)
   School Library Journal (+) (03/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2017 K-Gr 3—The creator of Fly Guy follows up Noodlehead Nightmares with another hilarious and engaging anthropomorphic book full of wacky slapstick. Brothers Mac and Mac are the titular heroes, and, yes, they are literally pieces of pasta. They are also, well, noodleheads: the literal-minded brothers are incapable of understanding metaphor or grasping simple concepts. The humor is similar to that in the "Amelia Bedelia" series, and youngsters will laugh knowingly at the noodleheads' ridiculous antics as they bumble their way through to a happy conclusion. The author's note explains the worldwide tradition of tales of fools, their use in helping children learn logical thinking, and the specific stories that inspired the noodleheads' adventures. The cartoonish artwork captures the over-the-top feeling of the narrative perfectly. Children will doubtless ask for more titles starring the hapless brothers. VERDICT A funny and lighthearted addition to early graphic novel and beginning reader collections; fans of all things goofy will devour the noodleheads.—Elizabeth Nicolai, Anchorage Public Library, AK - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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