If Pinkwater’s first Mrs. Noodlekugel book didn’t persuade readers, the second one will: it’s Mrs. Noodlekugel’s matter-of-factly loopy world—we just live in it. … Stower’s sly, sweet illustrations provide piquant punctuation for Pinkwater’s special brand of nonsense…
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A savory episode for noodle—er, newly independent or struggling readers.
Clever, as always, Pinkwater’s quirky story with a touch of whimsy will amuse many readers.
Readers will appreciate the characters’ distinct personalities and the book’s wacky humor. Plenty of black-and-white illustrations bring every step of the group’s journey to life. Mrs. Noodlekugel’s fan base will undoubtedly continue to grow with this addition; her books will surely join the canon of must-read beginning chapter-book series.
—School Library Journal