Noodle Loves to Drive

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"Easily viewable touch-and-feel items offer a variety of sensations. . . .
Brief, repetitive text maintains an unwavering positivity. . . . Bright, geometric shapes keep visual pacing brisk." -- Kirkus Reviews

Join Noodle as he plays with his toys that go vroom! Here is another title in this bright, robust series of high-quality touch-and feel board books for babies and young toddlers. Each features stylish ...

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Overview

"Easily viewable touch-and-feel items offer a variety of sensations. . . .
Brief, repetitive text maintains an unwavering positivity. . . . Bright, geometric shapes keep visual pacing brisk." -- Kirkus Reviews

Join Noodle as he plays with his toys that go vroom! Here is another title in this bright, robust series of high-quality touch-and feel board books for babies and young toddlers. Each features stylish art, a simple rhyming text, a tactile element on every spread, and a mirror on the final page of each book.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jennifer Greene
Noodle the Panda invites young readers into his world with illustrated pages full of fun textured shapes, shiny surfaces, and other participatory elements. The board book goes beyond the idea of simple cutouts and includes a variety of tactile sensations for young hands. As Noodle explores various modes of transportation, there are many interesting surfaces that babies will enjoy touching. Some of the exciting elements include the puffy, holographic red car on the cover, a black bumpy tire, a ridged corduroy train, and an orange plastic reflector wheel. There are also illustrated elements to further engage young children. Toddlers can spot and identify additional vehicles placed as toys or wall art within the scenes. One page, with five numbered racecars, also encourages children to practice counting skills. Furthermore, just as with other titles in the "Noodle" series, this book contains a mirrored surface which produces a surprisingly clear reflection. Here, the cleverly integrated mirror appears as a car's rearview mirror while the text recognizes the child's own participation in the story with the words, "And just like Noodle, you love to drive!" The simple text, with little narrative arc and obvious rhymes, seems like an afterthought, but the creative surfaces more than make up for it. Altogether, this board book offers babies and toddlers a fun tactile experience which will have them opening the pages again and again. Reviewer: Jennifer Greene
Kirkus Reviews
A playful touch-and-feel exploration of toy vehicles. Noodle the panda, of refreshingly indeterminate gender, plays through these pages with a model digger, a tricycle and various toy cars. The tactile and shiny elements embedded in each page are varied enough to engage interest, especially the clever rearview mirror on Noodle's ride-on car. While the rhyming text, with one line per page, is a bit minimal and the title is deceptive (Noodle really only drives two cars), the inviting art is the attraction here. The graphic cartoon settings with clean, round lines frame Noodle nicely, and the panda's world is populated with familiar and easily recognizable objects, toys and animals. Noodle, with oversized head, eyes and ears, is just as endearingly playful here as in other books in the series. While this newcomer may not reach the superstar status of Maisy, Max or Spot, it is worth taking Noodle for a spin. (Board book. 1-3)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763662738
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Series: Noodle Series
  • Pages: 10
  • Sales rank: 602,537
  • Age range: 1 - 3 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.49 (w) x 6.57 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Marion Billet is the illustrator of all of the Noodle books as well as numerous other books that have been published in eleven different countries. Her characters have appeared in magazines, on stationery, toys, furniture and clothes as well as in books. Marion loves to dance and takes dance classes two or three times a week. She currently lives in Paris, France.

Marion Billet is the illustrator of all of the Noodle books as well as numerous other books that have been published in eleven different countries. Her characters have appeared in magazines, on stationery, toys, furniture and clothes as well as in books. Marion loves to dance and takes dance classes two or three times a week. She currently lives in Paris, France.

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