on 28 November 2012
Like the other Noodimen books, it's certainly a bit odd. Part cute aliens, part satire on modern life, with a mind-bendingly deep conclusion to finish with. It's all written with a minimum of words too, and the simple cartoony illustrations do a lot of the work. It had us all laughing almost from the beginning, and now we have to read it over and over again - that's a 2 and a half year old daughter for you. I'm not sure how much of the message (which, by the way, I love!) she really gets, but in our house we've all become very good at saying "Rondy-windit..etc" to each other. Honestly, that will make sense when you read the book. Highly recommended.
on 29 November 2012
This delightful children's (and discerning adult's) book is a must read for all who want to know the outcome of a meeting between the Department of Lists and Hurgle Flurgle 5 (who were all scared of Mrs Snoopdrawer!) I won't spoil the ending for you, you'll have to read it for yourself, but suffice to say that my four year old and her father are now becoming quite fluent in Noodispeak, and we are impatiently awaiting the next in this beautifully inventive series.