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The Resource Noodlehead nightmares, by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss ; illustrated by Tedd Arnold

Noodlehead nightmares, by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss ; illustrated by Tedd Arnold

Label
Noodlehead nightmares
Title
Noodlehead nightmares
Statement of responsibility
by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss ; illustrated by Tedd Arnold
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brothers Mac and Mac star in this collection of bedtime tales inspired by folktales about fools from around the world
Member of
Tone
Character
Illustration
Review
  • Arnold (the Fly Guy series) teams up with the husband-and-wife storytelling/performing duo of Hamilton and Weiss for a trio of silly, sleep-centric tales drawn from the rich folkloric tradition of the fool (a detailed opening note delineates the themes and motifs that inspired each story). A pair of literal noodleheads—two macaroni-shaped brothers both named Mac—fumble their way through a spooky night sleeping in the backyard, get tricked out of a freshly baked apple pie, and devise a plan to get out of making their beds forever in crisply delineated vignettes. The Noodleheads’ goofy schemes and over-the-top reactions to their situations are sure to elicit giggles as the stories unfold in comics-style panels (“I’ll eat the pie and you eat the pan,” suggests one of the Macs in the second tale). Arnold employs some of his signature visual flourishes to great effect, including bug-eyed characters and an in-your-face palette. While the third story gets a little convoluted as one of the Macs suffers nightmares while using a wooden box for a pillow, the punchy storytelling and all-around goofiness will entertain emerging readers and graphic novel fans. Ages 6–10. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed January 4, 2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 01, p)
  • Anthropomorphic noodles worry and fret over a series of bedtimes and bad dreams. Mac and Mac are two noodleheads, literally: they are noodle-shaped boys with nothing inside their heads. As might be expected, the two Macs are not particularly bright, and consequently they get into all types of goofy gaffes. The tubular tots initially decide to sleep outside because they hate making their beds, despite their mother's bribe of a pie. Nighttime sounds scare them so much their legs tangle comically, and ultimately they go back inside. At least now they get pie. However, mischievous Meatball is also out for their confection—and gets it. Finally, one of the Macs loses his pillow and tries to compensate for its loss by bringing all sorts of odd objects—like a wooden chest and some food—into bed with him, with disastrous results. Funny nightmares punctuate each episode. Short chapters with large, brightly hued panels and spacious speech bubbles make this an easy choice for emerging readers. Fans of Arnold's previous work, particularly his Fly Guy series, will recognize his trademark artistic style and gravitate toward this. Opening notes in microscopic print explain the folk origins of each short chapter. Endlessly wacky; fast-moving antics and incessant fretting that would make Chicken Little look mellow give this familiar topic a fresh feel. (Graphic early reader. 5-9) (Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2016)
Awards note
Texas Little Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10462966
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arnold, Tedd
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ7.A7379
LC item number
Ns 2016
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 4
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
1.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hamilton, Martha
  • Weiss, Mitch
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Noodleheads
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers
  • Fools and jesters
  • Bedtime
  • Fools and jesters
  • Bedtime
  • Brothers
  • Humorous stories
  • Bedtime
  • Brothers
  • Fools and jesters
Target audience
primary
Label
Noodlehead nightmares, by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss ; illustrated by Tedd Arnold
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 1.
  • What a nightmare!
  • Chapter 2.
  • The best dream
  • Chapter 3.
  • Bedtime for Noodleheads
Control code
ocn915120697
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780823437689
Lccn
2015022726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)915120697
Label
Noodlehead nightmares, by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss ; illustrated by Tedd Arnold
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 1.
  • What a nightmare!
  • Chapter 2.
  • The best dream
  • Chapter 3.
  • Bedtime for Noodleheads
Control code
ocn915120697
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780823437689
Lccn
2015022726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)915120697

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