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.
About the Author
Daniel Pinkwater is the wildly popular author of Mrs. Noodlekugel, illustrated by Adam Stower; Bear in Love, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand; and many other books for children. He is a well-known authority on children’s books who appeared for many years on NPR’s Weekend Edition, and now appears on The Bob Edwards Show on Sirius. Daniel Pinkwater lives in Hyde Park, New York.
Adam Stower is the illustrator of a number of books for children, including Bottoms Up! and Sing a Song of Bottoms!, both by Jeanne Willis. He lives in Brighton, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read the first one and it is awesome here it is..............................chapter one a tall building wit one apartment stacked on top of another----that is where nick and maxine came to live with there parents. They had not lived there very long when maxine said to nick, "come to my room i have discoverd somthing. What?" What have you discoverd?"you can see it out the window maxine said but you have to dtand with your head intat cornerbut there is a dresser in that corner i know there is you have to stand on top of the dresser but ehat were you doing up there nick asked just do it you'll see it then he climed up ont the dresser and stood in the corner he looked out the window and down well he said i see a little old fashoin house i didnt know that was back there ya how do we gat there maxine asked the whole street is apartments she is traped maybe we could lower a rope down tere might b an easier way lets asked mike the janitor es lets thats a good idea maxine said ........................................................tha was chapter one o the next reveiw ll be chapter 2