Format: hardcover graphic novel
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5
What did you like about the book? The Noodlehead brothers, Mac and Mac, have no brains, they are noodles. They take everything literally: when Uncle Ziti says “give me a hand” they try to but they cannot pull their hands off. When they please their mother she makes them cake so they need to do something to please her. Gathering firewood seems like a good idea so they climb a tree, sit on a branch and begin sawing it off. Meatball tells them they will fall if they continue to saw while sitting on the branch. They say No, he cannot know that because no one sees the future – but, of course, fall they do. Meatball tricks them into thinking they are dead and steals their firewood, giving them a bunch of magic acorns that when thrown into a hole will “poof”, become firewood. All, of course, turns out for the best.
Anything you did not like about this book? No.
To whom would you recommend this book? This is the second Noodlehead book following Noodlehead Nightmares. Many kids will recognize the illustrations from Tedd Arnold of Fly Guy fame and want to read these, too.
Who should buy this book? Public and elementary school libraries
Where would you shelve it? Beginning Reader or graphic novel
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Not the top, but a fun read.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review
Date of review: 2/20/2017