Today’s review comes from Ronna Mandel.
Nosy Crow, an imprint of Candlewick Press, has a hit on its hands with the Noodle ($8.99, Candlewick Press, ages 1-3) baby and toddler touch-and-feel series. These colorful board books by Marion Billet introduce little ones to the precious young panda character, Noodle, who will delight during the day as well as at bedtime.
In Noodle Loves to Cuddle, panda takes Duckie out for a stroll, plays ball, answers a phone call and most of all, loves to get hugs from Mom. Kids will enjoy feeling the soft duck, and blankie, the ridges of the telephone and the bumps on the ball. There are even fuzzy ears to touch on the book’s cover! In Noodle Loves Bedtime, Noodle the panda makes sparkling splashes in the bath, has his bedtime bottle followed by some serious teeth brushing (including sticky, striped toothpaste). All ready for dreamland, Noodle snuggles happily with a soft plush sheep before going to sleep. Your children will love the mirrors on the last page as their own adorable little face will be the last thing they see before closing the book.