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Noodle the Doodle

Written by Jonathan Meres

Illustrated by Katy Halford

Key Stage 2 Animal Stories Humorous School Stories

LoveReading View on Noodle the Doodle

Make friends with Noodle the Doodle, the perfect canine classmate

Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8

There’s a very high level of cuteness in this book, in the shape of Noodle, the excitable but lovable little dog who becomes a special member of Wigley Primary. The children of Mr Reed’s class can hardly believe their luck when he’s introduced and his exploits certainly liven up the school day, not to mention their trip to the seaside. It’s not just that Doodle brings fun and silliness though, his presence helps Lou feel more confident, and brings all the children of the class together. Jonathan Meres clearly understands children as well as he understands dogs (Noodle is based on his own dog), and young readers will very much enjoy sharing Noodle’s adventures. Published by dyslexia specialists Barrington Stoke this is super readable and Noodle will be everyone’s friend. 

Andrea Reece

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Noodle the Doodle Synopsis

Someone new is joining the class at Wigley Primary ... He's got four legs, a big bark and shaggy golden curls!

Nora, Lou, Marty, Josh and the other children love having Noodle the Doodle at school. He listens when they read him stories, he sings along in music class and he even delivers messages to the other classroom ... or at least, he tries to! So when Mr Reed announces that they're taking a school trip to the seaside, they're thrilled that Noodle will be coming too. But the beach is an exciting place for a dog - perhaps too exciting. Will Noodle be on his best behaviour or will the whole trip end in chaos?

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781129531
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
Author: Jonathan Meres
Illustrator: Katy Halford
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 88 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Animal Stories, Humorous, School Stories

About Jonathan Meres

Jonathan Meres was born in Nottingham and spent many years sailing the seven seas as a merchant seaman. He gave it up to be a rock star but ended up being an ice cream van driver and comedian instead. As a comedian he won the Time Out award and in the '90s was nominated for the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival. As a writer he is best known for being the author of over 30 books for children and in particular his bestselling, award-winning series, The World Of Norm, with over 800,000 copies sold in UK. He has ...

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