Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mrs. Noodlekugel and Four Blind Mice

Mrs. Noodlekugel and Four Blind Mice by Daniel Pinkwater and Illustrated by Adam Stower

Description from the publisher:

"Four farsighted mice get glasses — and a talking cat solves a family mystery — as the charmingly eccentric Mrs. Noodlekugel returns.

When Mrs. Noodlekugel’s four mice make a terrible mess with cookie crumbs at tea, she decides to take them on the bus to visit the eye doctor — and invites Nick and Maxine to come along! The mice ride on Mrs. Noodlekugel’s hat, while Mr. Fuzzface, her talking cat, has the indignity of riding in a carrier. Afterward, the hungry crew head to Dirty Sally’s Lunchroom, but the mice overdo their cheesecake and run out the door. Luckily a policeman is at the ready to help with the search — as is a rough-edged, yarn-spinning alley cat with a surprising connection to Mr. Fuzzface! It’s all a day in the life of Daniel Pinkwater’s whimsical characters, in a chapter-book series whose comical tone and cozy illustrations are sure to keep young readers coming back for more."

This is an easy to read chapter book that is short enough to hold a child's attention. To me it looks a little old fashioned and I can tell you that my son would never pick it up off the shelf. He is reading chapter books but the covers have to be colorful and eye catching.

To me, the story line was not that great. I found it boring and at the same time, TOO silly and that is not something I ever thought I would say about a book. It is NOT a book that I would approve for him to read. I think that when a child is old enough to read chapter books, the books should be slightly more realistic. I am not saying they can not be fun and silly but they should not be so far over the top during these important times of a child's life.

Having said all of that, do not take my word on it, go out and read this book for yourself. I would love to know your thoughts on it as well!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

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