Noodle & Lou

Noodle is a worm who is having a very blue day. Luckily, his best friend Lou will help chase his blues away. This unlikely and unconditional friendship between a worm and a bird was illustrated by Arthur Howard and released by Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster in 2011.


“Every kid should have a friend like Lou, and Noodle and Lou’s story shows just how it can be done.”


“Howard’s cartoon-style illustrations match the bouncy rhythm of Scanlon’s couplets perfectly and keep the tone light…. Even the littlest listeners can recognize how much having a good buddy can improve a bad mood…. Chirpy, instructive and fun.”


Written “in sturdy yet none-too-formal couplets with an unfaltering rhythm and gentle humor.”

Publishers Weekly

Featured in General Mills’ Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories campaign

Listed by Bankstreet as a “Best Books of the Year” in 2012

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