Saturday, December 21, 2013

Mrs. Noodlekugel and Four Blind Mice

Mrs. Noodlekugel and Four Blind Mice
(Mrs. Noodlekugel #2)
written by Daniel Pinkwater
illustrated by Adam Stower
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2013.
90 pages. Intermediate fiction.

Nick and Maxine are thrilled to be able to go downtown on the bus with their odd little neighbor, Mrs. Noodlekugel. Of course her pets liven things up and make it quite the exciting trip. Mr. Fuzzface, her talking cat, is annoyed because he has to ride in a cat carrier on the bus and then there are no sardines to go with his ice cream. He rants and raves about his no-good father that left his mother with seven kittens to raise and never came back. He is a little grumpy, to say the least. Then there are the four blind mice who visit the eye doctor for some new spectacles. When they can properly see again they set off for adventures and cause a whole lot of chaos in their wake. This is an entertaining intermediate series for boys and girls. Charming black and white illustrations accompany the story.

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