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New Release | Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles, and Lots and Lots of Noodles by @crankaTsuris #kidlit

Title: Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles, and Lots and Lots of Noodles

Author: Steven Joseph

Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Publisher: Mascot Books

Book Blurb:

Out of a world where crankiness reigns and cars run on sauerkraut comes a new invention: the SnoodleMobile, the brainchild of Herbie Snoodleman. Now cars are powered by noodles, and the delicious aroma produced fills everyone with happiness.

Only one person does not appreciate the success of Mr. Snoodleman’s invention: Sour Croodleman, the brains behind the once-popular KrautMobile. But when Croodleman decides to seek revenge on his business rival, the unexpected happens. (After all, when cars run on noodles, anything is possible.)

The newest children’s tale by author Steven Joseph invites readers of all ages to enter a world where imagination is king, and even the crankiest person can find happiness.

A note from the author:

On October 28, 1924, my mother, Rose Joseph, was born in a small town named Irshava in what is now Western Ukraine. She was a concentration camp survivor and emigrated afterward to the United States.

In memory of my mom who survived the horrors of war more than 75 years ago, I am donating 25% of all proceeds from the sale of my book Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles and Lots and Lots of Noodles to the Ukrainian Crisis Relief Fund. Read a story about how creativity can make the world a better place and know that your purchase will help families in need, get to a better place.

Advanced Praise from reviewers:

Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles, and Lots and Lots of Noodles is a word lover's delight. Steven Joseph has created a fun world that kids will dive right into. The illustrations by Andy Case bring the story to life. There are so many fun touches, from the newspaper headlines to the pictures of alternative food-powered vehicles… Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles, and Lots and Lots of Noodles would be fun to pair with another fantastical food story, such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Get ready to have oodles and oodles of fun and maybe some noodles as you enjoy this book.” — Reader’s Favorite

“One thing I also like about this book is the overall message it suggests. Each of us can contribute to society, and if we think out of the box, our invention may even change the whole world. That's why it's essential to believe in your own abilities and never be afraid to move the world, especially if it's for the better of everyone. The story also tells us that we shouldn't be envious of others' success. Instead of wasting your time minding other people's business, focus on yourself more. Just don't be too hard on yourself in the process. Change the world in your own way without causing harm to others. Your time to shine will also come.” — Books That Make You

What to Expect: Silliness, dealing with crankiness, rhyming… Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles and Lots and Lots of Noodles makes a fantastic read-aloud anytime you need a chuckle. While the words and sounds of the story may best suit a younger audience, older readers will enjoy it as well. Taking time to examine the illustrations will yield a richer understanding of the story and provide some additional levity.

Reading Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles and Lots and Lots of Noodles is sure to abolish anyone’s crankiness!”— The Children’s Book Review

“Steven Joseph offers another bonkers tale in Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles and Lots and Lots of Noodles. With bright busy illustrations and an equally hyperactive story, this little book is fun, fun, fun. But don’t be deceived… on the face of it, we meet a world that is full of ‘oodles.’ Cars that run on noodles, with virtually every character, car, or piece of art in this future world being a nod to that deliciously fragrant comfort food! But simmering under the surface there is much, much more. In an implicit but delightfully enjoyable way, Joseph’s clever use of rhyming words teaches children to recognize the patterns and structures of language and hear sounds within words, building an understanding that words are made up of separate parts, supporting phonemic awareness.”—BookViral

“While kids will enjoy the vibrant illustrations, rhyming words, and unique concept of the book, adults will appreciate the deeper under tones of this book, such as the future of our environment and the need for innovation to protect it.”—Independent Book Review

“The book’s theme is sober, but Joseph’s keen sense of humor keeps the story lighthearted and fun. The skillfully composed and wonderfully effective bright illustrations buzz with lively detail, bursting with wacky close-ups and character-building moments. Both text and art complement each other perfectly. The book is a clever primer on how crankiness affects people in general and how it can be managed by following some simple steps. A winner.”—The Prairies Book Review

“Joseph’s enjoyably absurd, lively prose make this type of bedtime story that will lead to equally entertaining dreams.”—BookLife

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25% of all proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Ukrainian Crisis Relief Fund!

Author Biography:

Steven Joseph is an attorney, father, marathon runner and humorist. He’s gone from writing comprehensive legal briefs to penning award-winning fiction and nonfiction books for children and adults.

Being a son of a Holocaust Survivor, Steven recognizes and celebrates his Jewish heritage. Most of his writing is based on the concept of survival, which was ubiquitous in the household he grew up in, and acknowledgment which, he learned through his zen practice. As a crankiness expert, Steven can help you manage your emotions, embrace your crankiness, and improve communication with friends and family.

Steven is the author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris and The Crankatsuris Method: A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankinessthat , and the forthcoming Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles, and Lots and Lots of Noodles.

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Barbara Bettis
May 03, 2022

Sounds like a delightful book, Steven! All the best :)


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May 03, 2022

Thank you, Steven, for sharing your new release with us!

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