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Noodleheads Series

Found in Children’s Picture Books
Like comics? Like to laugh? Then you’ll love the wacky antics of brothers Mac and Mac, brought to you by the guy who does Fly Guy and his two Noodlehead friends. These easy-to-read graphic novels feature short accessible chapters, perfect for young comic fans!

Twin brothers Mac and Mac are Noodleheads–nothing upstairs!–but kids can use their own noodles to see where the brothers’ ideas go wrong. Encouraging readers to think for themselves, this Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winning series has its roots in world folklore and traditional tales of fools.
Noodleheads Fortress of Doom by Tedd Arnold,Martha Hamilton,Mitch Weiss
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Noodleheads Fortress of Doom

Book 4
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Noodleheads Series : Titles in Order

Book 4
Mac and Mac may be noodles with empty heads, but they have big ideas: building a fortress! This vibrantly colorful graphic novel for easy readers hits the nail on the head with comedy.

The Noodlehead brothers are back from the library with a joke book, a fantasy novel, and a dream: to build their very own Fortress of Doom. If they can stop bickering for long enough. And if they can defend it from their wily friend Meatball. Jump right in with this fourth title in an easy-to-read graphic novel series about more than two hollow pastas trying to have fun. Noodleheads has its roots in world folklore, making it a classic tale of fools.

Authors Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton, award-winning storytellers, join Tedd Arnold, author of the Fly Guy series, to create a masterpiece of hilarity. The series has gotten several honors, including the American Folklore Society’s Aesop Prize and a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor.
Book 3
The hilarious Noodlehead Brothers Mac and Mac return in this easy-to-read graphic novel by best-selling author-illustrator Tedd Arnold and two award-winning storytellers.

Mac and Mac, as gullible as ever, decide that since fish live in schools, they must be smart. The fish in this funny story certainly are smart enough to outwit Mac and Mac–and so is their friend Meatball, who shows them how to get a bigger boat. But there’s something fishy about his suggestion. . .

Illustrated by Tedd Arnold, whose Fly Guy series is a kid favorite, this graphic novel is perfect for comic fans and reluctant readers, with short, funny chapters following Mac and Mac through ridiculous adventures. Full of wordplay, jokes, and slapstick humor, the Noodlehead series is sure to delight.

Based on traditional world folktales and stories of fools, the Noodleheads also encourage critical thinking, inviting kids to use their noodles- spotting the holes in the brothers’ grand plans, and anticipating how things will go awry.
Source notes from professional storytellers Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss provide more information about the traditional stories that inspired Mac and Mac’s mishaps, showing how these comic motifs feature in folklore and legends all around the world and offering opportunities for further reading.

This easy-to-read series, including the Geisel Honor book Noodleheads See the Future, is an accessible introduction to stories of fools, and a great next read for fans of the Fly Guy books.

A Junior Library Guild selection!
Book 2
Tedd Arnold—the guy who does Fly Guy—and his storyteller friends are bringing folktale tomfoolery into the 21st Century, with this Geisel Honor-winning companion to Noodlehead Nightmares.

Although Mac and Mac are as hollow-headed as, well, noodles, they’re always coming up with brilliant schemes.  For instance, they’re absolutely certain Mom will bake them a cake if they gather some firewood for her.  But when their friend Meatball offers to trade them a handful of firewood seeds, the gullible brothers can’t foresee what will happen next. . .

Illustrated by Tedd Arnold, whose Fly Guy series is a kid favorite, this graphic novel is perfect for comic fans and reluctant readers, with short, funny chapters following Mac and Mac through ridiculous adventures. Full of wordplay, jokes, and slapstick humor, the Noodlehead series is sure to delight.

Based on traditional world folktales and stories of fools, the Noodleheads also encourage critical thinking, inviting kids to use their noodles– spotting the holes in the brothers’ grand plans, and anticipating how things will go awry. 

Source notes from professional storytellers Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss provide more information about the traditional stories that inspired Mac and Mac’s mishaps, showing how these comic motifs feature in folklore and legends all around the world and offering opportunities for further reading.

This easy-to-read series is an accessible introduction to stories of fools, and a great next read for fans of the Fly Guy books. 

A Junior Library Guild selection!
Book 1
An easy-to-read graphic novel about two very funny brothers, from the guy behind Fly Guy and his storyteller friends.

Mac and Mac, who love pie and hate making their beds, are hollow-headed. “See in here? Nothing! Zippo! Nada!” Mac explains.  That’s why they’re so easy to fool—and their clever friend Meatball isn’t afraid to take advantage of that fact.

Illustrated by Tedd Arnold, whose Fly Guy series is a kid favorite, this graphic novel is perfect for comic fans and reluctant readers, with short, funny chapters following Mac and Mac through ridiculous adventures. Full of wordplay, jokes, and slapstick humor, the Noodlehead series is sure to delight.

Based on traditional world folktales and stories of fools, the Noodleheads also encourage critical thinking, inviting kids to use their noodles– spotting the holes in the brothers’ grand plans, and anticipating how things will go awry. 

Source notes from professional storytellers Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss provide more information about the traditional stories that inspired Mac and Mac’s mishaps, showing how these comic motifs feature in folklore and legends all around the world and offering opportunities for further reading.

This easy-to-read series, including the Geisel Honor book Noodleheads See the Future, is an accessible introduction to stories of fools, and a great next read for fans of the Fly Guy books.

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