Noodles & Albie Books / Plush Collection
Now you can get the complete Noodles & Albie collection that includes both award winning books and an adorable Noodles plush for hours of story time - penguin fun. The books are available individually or as a set or as a set with the 10" tall Noodles plush. All books are signed by the author and can be personalized for your little penguin lover.
Noodles & Albie is our Mom's Choice Silver Award winning penguin picture book is 32 pages with colorful illustrations. This hardcover children's book is a fun penguin tale of adventure and friendship. It's the story of a young penguin named Noodles on his very memorable first time at sea and his adventures when Noodles makes a wrong turn. This charming and imaginative story is set against a backdrop of 14 beautifully intricate watercolor illustrations that help bring the story to life. 32 pages. Hardcover 10" x 8". By Eric Bennett Illustrations by Liz Bannish.
Here's what they're saying about Noodles' & Albie's Birthday Surprise
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Noodles the penguin and his fish friend, Albie, get a chance to save Christmas in this humorous follow-up to Noodles and Albie.
Noodles the penguin and his fish friend, Albie, get a chance to save Christmas in this humorous follow-up to Noodles and Albie (never mind that neither animal has heard of the holiday). Bennett’s story primarily revolves around another celebration: Noodles’s birthday, which falls on December 24. Albie gives him a compass as a present, and Noodles quickly re-gifts it after they run into a “chubby tourist” dressed in red, stranded with his reindeer on an Antarctic ice floe. Bennett and Reardon both get in some good jokes: Santa describes how his new GPS system’s incessant instructions led him to go off-course, and during a visit to an underwater amusement park, Albie and Noodles take a spin on the Octowhirl ride, an actual octopus. Readers will get a kick out of the animals’ obliviousness to all things Christmas. A lighthearted Q&A with Albie—featuring questions about the Antarctic, how compasses work, and more—rounds out this warm friendship story. Ages 4–8. (BookLife)Kirkus Reviews
When a penguin receives a compass for his birthday, he gets the chance to help a lost Kris Kringle.
It’s midsummer in the Antarctic, December 24, and Noodles’ first birthday. Noodles the penguin enjoys playing in the snow and sliding on the ice with his friends. One pal, Albie (a fish), gives Noodles two perfect gifts: a compass and a trip to Polar Kingdom, the underwater amusement park. They have a wonderful time, though Noodles almost loses his compass on the Octowhirl, and return home to find a “plump tourist” in a sled filled with boxes, accompanied by some strange animals. Introducing himself as Kris Kringle, the tourist explains he’s lost. Noodles generously offers his new compass, and Kris flies north with his reindeer. The next morning, Noodles gets his compass back, nicely wrapped up, with a thank-you note saying, “You saved Christmas!” Though Bennett’s follow-up to Noodles & Albie: A Penguin Journey (2014) is set during Christmas, Albie has no reply when Noodles asks, “What the heck is Christmas anyway?” so parents may need to answer that one for themselves. The enchanting prospect of birthday, undersea amusement park, and helping Santa has great appeal, even when Noodles must (temporarily) give away his compass. Reardon’s soft pastel illustrations are charming, capturing the playful, dynamic spirit of the characters.
Beautiful illustrations, plus birthday and Christmas together—fun.