Title: Noodle Bear
Written and illustrated by Mark Gravas
Published by Walker Books
RRP: $26.99

When Fox has a Welcome to Spring party, his friend Bear is not there. Fox decides to visit him and finds Bear obsessed with Noodles. Bear has spent the entire winter watching a TV show, Noodle Knockout, and eating noodles! Bear is so obsessed he decides to move to the city and take part in the show. He is so successful that he lives a celebrity life, cooking and eating noodles. But he misses his forest and friends, and returns, with treats for them all.

This is a fun story many young ones will be able to relate to, as having a favourite food, or item, is common with many younger readers. From the yellow noodle end papers, young viewers will be entertained and engaged with the illustrations and well worked verbal text. The facial expressions of the animals are funny, adding to the entertainment.

Perfect for reading aloud, this will do well in all libraries.

Many thanks to Walker Books for supplying this book for review.