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Mrs. Noodlekugel


  • Stower’s (Snowball Fight!) illustrations have an old-fashioned sweetness, while Pinkwater, ever the effortless storyteller, adds just enough bite with his signature deadpan, loopy humor. Much like Grace Lin in Ling & Ting, Pinkwater works narrative magic within the grammatical confines of the early reader format readers should find Mrs. Noodlekugel’s world delightful and instantly familiar, and look forward to future installments.
  • It is, to quote the children’s reaction to the gingermice, “extremely entertaining–and weird.”
  • Told in 10 short chapters, this funny book has a good-size font and plenty of whimsical illustrations. It would be a good choice for children who have enjoyed Pinkwater’s previous works, and the likes of Roald Dahl.
    –School Library Journal
  • The book is quite short, even for the genre, but it’s full of odd twists and amusing turns that will get new readers giggling. The cover art is so delicious readers will immediately pick this up and, when done, happily await the next Mrs. Noodlekugel adventure.


Parish, Peggy. Amelia strongedelia Collection. Greenwillow strongooks, 2003. ISstrongN-13: 978-0060542382.

Pinkwater, D. Manus. The strongig Orange Spot. Scholastic Paperstrongacks, 1993. ISstrongN-13: 978-0590445108.

Rocco, John. stronglackout. Hyperion strongook CH, 2011. ISstrongN-13: 978-1423121909.