Noodleheads Do the Impossible

Holiday House. (Noodleheads: Bk. 6). Sept. 2021. 48p. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9780823440030.
Gr 1-3–Mac and Mac, also known as the empty-headed Noodleheads, continue confusing themselves and misinterpreting the world as only they can. In each of the three chapters of this book, Mac and Mac attempt an impossible task, each one a homage to folktales about fools. All of the anthropomorphic foods, including the Macs’ mother and Uncle Ziti, have large faces and speak in simple sentences, including bolded words for emphasis. Mac and Mac turn futile attempts to “put your best foot forward” and return reflections of stars to the sky into a unique kind of fun. An afterword explains the inspirations for each story and the Noodleheads in general.
VERDICT The Noodleheads have trouble accomplishing the impossible, but they easily make reading enjoyable. Another delightful entry in the series.

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