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 Noodleheads find something fishy (Noodleheads)
 Author: Arnold, Tedd

 Publisher:  Holiday House (2018)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [48] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 070507 ISBN: 9780823439379
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Fools and jesters -- Fiction
 Fishing -- Fiction
 Boats and boating -- Fiction
 Brothers -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction
 Graphic novels

Price: $21.18

Brothers Mac and Mac are outwitted by Cousin Meatball, three fish, and even a fishing rod when they set out to learn something new. Includes author's note on tales of fools and the motifs found in this story. In graphic novel format.

 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: 198614
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 3.10
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 75971

   Kirkus Reviews (08/15/18)
   School Library Journal (09/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2018 Gr 1–3—The Noodlehead brothers, Mac and Mac, are back in this irresistibly funny graphic novel about misunderstandings and mistakes. The empty-headed boys go fishing after their mother pushes them out of the house on a beautiful day. Wordplay abounds, such as when the boys both literally and figuratively miss the boat. Arnold's exaggerated artwork complements the hilarious text. Side characters serve either to trick Mac and Mac or attempt to help them figure out life. The series reads like an updated (and, well, smarter) version of Harry Allard's The Stupids. The authors' notes at the end provide historical context for the adventures. Arnold, Hamilton, and Weiss borrow from many international sources of classic fools' stories, and the citations are a nice touch. Kids will feel like they have the upper hand while also reveling in Mac and Mac's foibles, and they might even learn a thing or two about logical reasoning. Even Mac and Mac learn something by the end, but when it comes down to it, they're still the same old Noodleheads. VERDICT A must-buy for graphic novel collections.—Gretchen Hardin, Sterling Municipal Library, Baytown, TX - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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