Who among us doesn't love pasta? Most of the time that's all my kids will eat which makes Charli, the star of Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles super relatable! She can eat noodles morning, noon and night - she loves noodles so much she even dreams about them! Warning: reading Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles will leave you (and your kids) craving noodles!
Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles Children's Book Review
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles in exchange for review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles: About the Book
Title: Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles
Written By: Cindy (Ninni) Grant
Illustrated By: Katie Weaver
Laugh along with Charli, and learn all about the different types of noddles in this fun (and funny!) read.
Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles is a quirky tale of a spunky little girl named Charli who just LOVES noodles. So much so that she has noodles in her hair, in her bathtub and in her bed!
"So many noodles fill my dream.
In Charli's heart (and belly) no noddle is left behind.
Throughout this story, Charli names over a dozen different types of noodles; penne, farfalle, tubetti, wonton, ravioli and so many more!
Set to a fun rhyming scheme and complimented with brightly colored illustrations, Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles shows the reader noodles are not just a meal, they are a way of life.
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Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles: My Thoughts
Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles is a fun and easy read. I have a personal preference for reading books that rhyme and I really love a couplet rhyming scheme.
A good rhyme is nothing without illustrations and the illustrations in Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles feature vibrant colors and very detailed scenes.
Each time Charli mentions a new noodle there is a small sign hidden amongst the page's scene that shows the proper pronunciation for the type of noodle.
For example, lin.GWEEN.nee and PEH.neh.
I think this small touch is a great learning tool for parents and caretakers reading to young readers or soon-to-be readers.
At the back of the book Cindy Grant takes the learning a step further by providing fun facts about all of the noodles mentioned.
I never knew "linguine" meant "little tongue"!
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Throughout the book Charli is clad in a tutu but do not mistake her as dainty. There are two (surprising) instances of "bathroom humor" in Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles.
One page references a dog's poop and another talks about stinky farts. These pages certainly got belly laughs from my kids and with how fun the rest of the story is, it is certainly not a reason to pass this book up.
Another surprise, though a much better one in my option is that Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles comes with a spaghetti and meatball recipe!
Parents and caretakers can talk about noodles with their children and then MAKE noodles together! You can make it a whole noodle themed day!
If you're looking for a laugh-out-loud, easy to read, read it over and over again book to add to your child's collection, Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles is IT!
Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles is the first book written by Cindy (Ninni) Grant.
About the Author
Cindy (Ninni) Grant is a former Kindergarten teacher with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. After many years of reading aloud to her four sons and many little ones, Ninni dreamed of writing a silly rhyming children’s book of her own to share with others. That dream came true in this, her debut project. When she’s not writing her next book, you can find Ninni boating and floating with her very supportive husband.
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