Excellent, Primary, Daniel Pinkwater, Adam Stower, Chapter Book, Animals, Humor

Document Type

Book Review


Nick and Maxine have recently moved to an apartment building in the city when they discover Mrs. Noodlekugel and her talking, piano playing pets that live behind their building. When Nick and Maxine’s parents need to attend an event out of town, their parents have them stay with Mrs. Noodlekugel. They are surprised when Mr. Noodlgekugel, a sailor, brings home a bear named Drooly, whom he plans to train for the circus. When Drooly wanders off one day, everyone joins efforts to find him. Once they do, Mr. Noodlekugel and Drooly decide to head back to sea! It is quite the adventurous day for Nick and Maxine.