Noodle and the No Bones Day by Jonathan Graziano, illustrated by Dan Tavis

Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Summary:  Apparently Jonathan and Noodle the Pug are a TikTok sensation (don’t worry, I had no idea either), and a No Bones Day is one in which Noodle acts as though he has no bones.  He stays in his bed, not interested in playing or walking.  He does enjoy it when Jonathan rubs his belly and eats when Jonathan brings him his dish.  At first, Jonathan is concerned that he’s sick, but eventually he realizes that Noodle just needs a day of rest, snuggling in bed and eating snacks.  Inspired, Jonathan plants himself on the couch with a bowl of popcorn for a No Bones Day of his own.  Includes a brief author’s note.  32 pages; ages 3-8.

Pros:  Pugs are always a big hit at my school, and I’m sure kids will love this story that uses cuteness and gentle humor to deliver a message about self-care.

Cons:  I was forced to go on TikTok to check out Noodle and Jonathan (@jongratz).

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