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Oodles of Doodles!

Ready-to-Read Level 1

Illustrated by Christophe Jacques

About The Book

Meet a poodle who can doodle oodles and oodles of noodles in this hilarious Level 1 Ready-to-Read by bestselling and award-winning author Alethea Kontis!

Do you doodle?
I do doodle!
Does your poodle doodle?
My poodle doodles oodles.

Kids and adults will love reading along with this silly story about a poodle who can doodle oodles and oodles of noodles!

About The Author

New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, a storm chaser, and a geek. Author of over twenty books and forty short stories, Alethea has received the Scribe Award, the Garden State Teen Book Award, and won the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award twice! She has also been twice nominated for both the Andre Norton Nebula and the Dragon Awards. When not writing or storm chasing, Alethea narrates stories for multiple award-winning online magazines and contributes regular YA book reviews to NPR. Born in Vermont, Alethea currently resides on the Space Coast of Florida with her teddy bear, Charlie.

About The Illustrator

Christophe Jacques always wanted to be an artist, ever since he was a kid. He studied at the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels, specializing in illustration. Christophe graduated in 2008 and since then he has been gradually making a living as an artist. He focuses on illustrations for children and he has worked with clients all over the world. He loves to create bright worlds with lots of colors and happy faces. Although he mainly works digitally, Christophe always carries a sketchbook, making sketches all of the time. Christophe lives and works in Flanders, Belgium.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (October 11, 2022)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665903806
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 4 - 6
  • Lexile ® 230L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

The conversation of two egg-shaped characters reinforces for beginning readers the long “oo” sound and several sight words...Preschoolers will enjoy the short rhymes, word repetition, and cartoonlike art. Fun for young noodlers and doodlers.


– Kirkus Reviews, 9/15/2022

Kontis' limited-vocabulary beginning reader does a lot with "oo" words that can be phonetically decoded... it is certainly accessible to emerging readers. Jacques' colorful cartoon artwork features flat, minimalist objects set against simple backgrounds, and a charming poodle sporting an artist's beret. The art also interjects some nuance into the story: while the two large creatures debate noodles, the talented pooch creates an entire portfolio of salable art. A good choice for those who prefer silly stories.

– Booklist, 11/1/2022

A strong addition to public and school early reader collections. The skillful use of sight words and multiple context definitions make this a good choice for easy reader collections everywhere.

– School Library Journal, 9/16/2022

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