June 15, 2012
Mrs. Noodlekugel by Daniel Pinkwater, illustrations by Adam Stower
Admittedly, I'm a big Daniel Pinkwater fan. I know his work is not for everyone, simply for it's absurdity, but I like it. In Mrs. Noodlekugel, he introduces us to two children who live in a high rise apartment building with a strange little house in the backyard. In the house we meet a cast of zany characters including Mrs. Noodlekugel, who is to be their baby sitter, and Mr. Fuzzface, the talking cat. This all too short book is the beginning of a series that holds much promise. A prefect book for younger children who are just starting to get into chapter books. This review is based on a library copy.
Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!