Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Noodleheads See the Future by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton, and Mitch Weiss -- ADVISABLE

Arnold, Tedd, Martha Hamilton, and Mitch Weiss Noodleheads See the Future (Noodleheads #2). EARLY READER. Holiday House, 2017. $15.95. Content: G.

Mac and Mac are hollow-headed noodles and, as a result, are not very bright. Which is why they take every idiom literally and believe that those who can picture and predict future happenings can actually see the future. (Inferring is also not one of their strengths. Clearly.) In their quest to make their own futures include homemade cake, they decide to go chop some firewood. But their tricky friend Meatball has other plans for that wood -- plans that don't include Mac or Mac.

This is a fun installation in a series by the author of Fly Guy. While it is listed as the second book, it reads on its own just fine. If done with plenty of voice and wink-wink-nod-nod expressions, it would make for a humorous read-aloud. Many kids will be delighted as they figure out the secrets of the book well before Mac and Mac do. This would work particularly well in a lesson about idioms or about using inferences to make predictions.

EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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