cover image Noodle Loves the Farm

Noodle Loves the Farm

Illus. by Marion Billet. Candlewick/Nosy Crow, $8.99 (10p) ISBN 978-0-7636-6275-2

Noodle the panda bear returns in his sixth board book, in which textured accents let readers get up close and personal with farm animals: “Noodle loves the horses./ Noodle loves the sheep./ Noodle loves the cat./ Shh, she’s fast asleep.” All three of the aforementioned animals feature soft, woolly textures, while a pig and a pair of chickens are leathery and feathery, respectively. Billet’s digital artwork creates a cheery atmosphere that complements the sturdy, upbeat verse. Ages 1–3. (Jan.)