Kid’s Book Review: Noodle the Doodle Wins the Day

Kid’s Book Review: Noodle the Doodle Wins the Day

About the Book and Author

Owing to the popularity amongst readers of Noodle the Doodle – Wigley Primary’s favourite classroom pet, here is another story about his antics on Sports Day.

This charming series about a dog and his human friends is written by best-selling author Jonathan Meres, illustrated by Katy Halford and published by Barrington Stoke.

Noodle the Noodle cover

Jonathan Meres is a former merchant seaman, ice cream van driver and Perrier Award-nominated stand-up comedian. As a writer he is best known for being the author of over 30 books for children and in particular his best-selling, award-winning series, The World Of Norm.

Katy Halford’s love of drawing started in childhood, when she would create paper worlds and play in them for hours. She went on to study illustration at Loughborough University and is fascinated with people and animals. She loves to give her characters accessories and add pattern and details to clothing.

Book Review

I think I would have laughed if I had been there when they started playing tug-of-war

I liked this story, I liked that Sol was worried but he still took part and then when he did fall his friends didn’t laugh at him like at his old school that was kind.

Noodle was funny and it made me laugh that the teacher pretended to know what he was saying when he just kept saying ‘woof’.

Daniel the spaniel and Noodle the doodle did ruin sports day a little bit but I think I would have laughed if I had been there when they started playing tug-of-war.

I think the children chose good races for sports day and I would like to have a go at doing them especially balancing books on my head I think that would be fun also eating ice cream at the end is the best part of sports day. At my school  we got ice-lollies.

I think it would be a fun idea for the author to write a book about what Doodle was thinking. Understanding his side of the story by giving him a voice would be funny or, may be the pages would just be filled with the words ‘Woof!’


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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Storm
  • Age: 6 years
  • Likes: mermaids, fairies and space
  • Dislikes: mushrooms and wasps
  • Favourite Book: The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
  • Favourite Song: Mother Knows Best (Tangled)
  • Favourite Film: We Can Be Heros