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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442402881
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442402881
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #651,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Odds are good that even the littlest listeners can recognize how much having a good buddy can improve a bad mood, but it seems likely that adults will pick this up for the message while kids will prefer to pore over the pictures. Chirpy, instructive and fun."--Kirkus Reviews

"The healing properties of friendship are on child-friendly display here...Every kid should have a friend like Lou, and Noodle and Lou’s story shows just how it can be done."--Booklist




"This is a feel-good book about looking on the bright side with a little help from a friend.... Told in rhyming couplets, the story of friend helping friend is illustrated in bright watercolors with each object surrounded by a thick black outline. The pictures are filled with humorous details, including worms with sunglasses, acorn-top hats, and earphones. Although Noodle laments having no eyes, beak, feet, etc., his mood is lifted, literally, by his special bond with Lou."

--School Library Journal, May 2011

About the Author

Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of numerous celebrated picture books, including Happy Birthday, Bunny! and the Caldecott Honor recipient All the World. Liz is an adjunct professor of creative writing at Austin Community College, and her poetry has been published widely in literary journals. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas. Visit her at LizGartonScanlon.com.

Arthur Howard is the illustrator of Noodle & Lou by Liz Garton Scanlon and the Mr. Putter and Tabby series and Gooseberry Park books by Cynthia Rylant as well as his own picture books. He has also coauthored and illustrated many books of humor for adults and appeared for seven seasons in the PBS math-oriented production Square One Television. He lives in New York City.

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The illustrations by Arthur Howard are great fun, too.
Sonia Ansari
And I love it, too -- that's super important when choosing a book I'm going to have to read 50 times per week, right?
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I bought this book as a Christmas present for my friend, and she loved it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sara on March 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I just bought this book the other day and I have found myself reading it everyday to my son. I love the strong friendship between Noodle (a worm) and Lou (a bird). The flow of the story is fun and I love the message. The illustrations are great too. I highly recommend it. A great story about being grateful for who you are, self esteem, and friendship.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sonia Ansari on October 3, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I discovered Noodle & Lou at the Texas Book Festival. The author, Liz Garton Scanlon, is an Austinite! Told in lovely rhyming couplets, the book tells the story of a beautiful friendship between a worm named Noodle and his best friend, a bird named Lou. It starts, "Some days don't go well, right from the start. Noodle woke up with a rain-cloudy heart." One by one, Noodle rattles off a list of his perceived shortcomings. He has no eyes, he doesn't have a beak or feet, he's dirty and mucky. Lou is always ready with the perfect reply to boost Noodle's self-esteem. After a while, Noodle cheers up, and Lou says to him, "See you just never know how a day's gonna go." "But really, thought Noodle, the bigger surprise is seeing yourself through your best buddy's eyes." The illustrations by Arthur Howard are great fun, too. They're done in watercolor and outlined in bold black lines. A very sweet book!
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This book probably gets the award for most unlikely animal pairing, but it's also the best friendship tale I've seen in quite a while. There's a great lesson to be learned here about self esteem, supporting your friends, and being proud of who you are. It's told in a text that's just the right length for the preschool story time crowd and with it's spot on rhymes and great read aloud flow, this book is a "very fine fit" into any story time program.

The illustrations are bright and colorful and detailed just enough to not only engage a group but also to invite repeated readings for one on one sharing. The characters are expressive and often funny, especially Noodle who manages to convey quite a bit of emotion even without eyes (he wears a big hat). A solid choice and an enthusiastic recommend.
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By Mama2three on May 23, 2012
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We LOVE this book. My husband and I read it in a southern accent to our girls and just melt each time. Very sweet book for kids to share between friends.
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By eliza13 on December 18, 2013
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my son loves this book. And I love it, too -- that's super important when choosing a book I'm going to have to read 50 times per week, right? Just the right length for a toddler (but I bet bigger kids will like it, too) and has a great rhyming message about friendship.
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