Noodle and the No Bones Day

Noodle and the No Bones Day
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June 07, 2022
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From the creator of the viral “Bones or No Bones” TikTok videos comes a sweet and entertaining picture book following Noodle the pug and his human as they navigate Noodle’s first No Bones Day—a day for being kind to yourself!

Noodle is a sweet, silly old pug who enjoys doing all his favorite activities with his favorite human, Jonathan. But one day when Jonathan goes to take Noodle on his morning walk, he finds Noodle still comfortable in bed. When Jonathan lifts Noodle up, Noodle just flops over. It’s almost like Noodle woke up without any bones!

Noodle isn’t sick or sad—but he also isn’t interested in going for walks or sitting outside (he will accept snacks, though). Today, all he needs are extra snuggles and belly rubs. Jonathan soon learns that not every day can be a Bones Day, and sometimes a No Bones Day is exactly what you need to get through the week.

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charming story about taking time to relax
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NOODLE AND THE NO BONES DAY is a picture book about taking some days to relax. Noodle and his owner Jonathan love taking walks and seeing things around the city. One day, when Jonathan goes to get Noodle, Noodle does not want to take a walk. It almost seems like he has no bones. He just wants to stay in and snuggle. Jonathan considers and decides that he also wants to have a no bones day. Thereafter, they still like to go out sometimes but also take some days just to hang out and eat snacks.

What I loved: This is an intriguing story about meeting our friends where they are and a bit of self-care. Every now and then, we all just need a day to hang out and do nothing. The book sets up a way to acknowledge and participate in these no bones days. The illustrations are really great throughout, capturing the emotions of Noodle and Jonathan as they experience things together.

The font is large and clear, making this easy to read aloud. The amount of text will work well for elementary school aged readers who may also appreciate the message about taking some time to relax.

Final verdict: NOODLE AND THE NO BONES DAY is a sweet picture book read about taking some time to relax when you need it. Recommend for elementary school aged readers who will enjoy the emotive characters and simple messages about taking it easy every once in a while, friendship, and the love of pets.
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