Sunday, June 23, 2013

Stubby Pencil Noodlehead by Kevin White

When Stubby Pencil Noodlehead is forced to stand in front of his class to explain why he is late for school every day, the resulting tale is more than the teacher bargained for. Stubby’s story of pirates, pygmies, mastodons, and more, turns classroom order to chaos, and has the teacher begging for him to stop. The story’s accelerating pace and surprise ending delights readers of all ages.

My Thoughts:

Kevin White is slowly becoming one of my favorite children’s authors. I like his cynical humor. It makes the books fun to read for adults as well as for children. Stubby Pencil Noodlehead is told from the teacher's point of view, which I like. Stubby Pencil Noodlehead is one of the teacher's students. His tardiness and imaginative story telling makes her angry and frustrated. One day, he tells a whopper of story that is so ridiculous that she becomes insane and has to be put into an insane asylum. I’m sure a lot of teachers can relate to this book. They’ve probably all had days where they thought their students were going to drive them crazy. The children will probably get a chuckle out of Stubby’s wild imagination. The illustrations were fun. My favorite was the one of the dragon in Stubby’s bedroom. I look forward to Kevin White’s next children’s book. 

I give Stubby Pencil Noodlehead: 5/5.

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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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