Snoodles in Space
Snoodles in Space: A Snoodle, the Zoodle Kidoodles, and One Happy Schmoodle
In the award-winning book “Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles, and Lots and Lots of Noodles,” Steven Joseph and Andy Case introduced us to a world where everyone was happy because of one man, Herbie Snoodleman, the inventor of the Snoodlemoblie, powered solely by noodles. It had replaced Sour Croodleman’s Krautmobile, which ran on sauerkraut and made everyone quite a bit cranky.
In this follow-up book, when the Zoodle Kidoodles from the planet Zoodle abduct Norman Noodle and Sally Stroodle, the Zoodle Kidoodles threaten to take all of Earth’s noodles— unless they perform the necessary brain operation on their grand leader, Cloodle the Grand Roodle, and fix their spaceship’s failing engines.
The one problem? Norman Noodle and Sally Stroodle are simple bakers. Sour Croodleman’s Prickly Peppered Purple Propulsion Powered Pickle invention is their only hope, but will he unite with Herbie Snoodleman to save the planet?
The answer is here, in this Wackadoodle Tale from Outer Space!
Snoodles in Space is a wonderful introduction for young readers to the thrilling genre of science fiction.
Steven Joseph’s humorous writing style borders on goofiness. Andy Case has created amazing illustrations with a vintage style, reminding us of the classic picture books of our childhood. The imagery is unusual and will stimulate creative thinking. The adventure aspect is impressive, and the plotline provides many unexpected twists. Joseph touches on important topics such as family values, mutual understanding, and willingness to help despite disagreements, leading his young readers in a positive direction. I highly recommend this second book in the series to those readers who love humorous prose with an adventurous element and lovable characters.
Snoodles in Space is a fun and funny introduction to science fiction for young readers with some great classroom or home discussion talking points.
~ The Children’s Book Review
In a future when transportation is complicated and noodle-based, Briana Brainy Broodle and Ricky Rockadoodle have some pressing family problems. First, there is the feud between their uncles, Herbie Snoodleman, inventor of the Snoodle (noodlepowered car), and Sour Croodleman, whose Krautmobile was much less popular.
Then, there is the fact that their parents, Norman Noodle and Sally Stroodle, are constantly belittling their achievements and pushing them to do better. However, when the alien Evil Kidoodle kidnaps Norman and Sally, this big, dysfunctional family has no choice but to join their unique talents and work together. If they want to save the planet, they’re going to need teamwork (and pickles)!
“Punchy, superbly illustrated and packed full
~ The Wishing Shelf
I suspect this book will go down well with children aged 8 – 12, particularly boys; there´s a lot of boy humour! Not only is it very funny in parts, but the plot also has more twists than fusilli pasta!