Four farsighted mice get glasses -- and a talking cat solves a family mystery -- as the charmingly eccentric Mrs. Noodlekugel returns. When Mrs. Noodlekugel's four mice make a terrible mess with cookie crumbs at tea, she decides to take them on the bus to visit the eye doctor -- and invites Nick and Maxine to come along! The mice ride on Mrs. Noodlekugel's hat, while Mr. Fuzzface, her talking cat, has the indignity of riding in a carrier. Afterward, the hungry crew head to Dirty Sally's Lunchroom, but the mice overdo their cheesecake and run out the door. Luckily a policeman is at the ready to help with the search -- as is a rough-edged, yarn-spinning alley cat with a surprising connection to Mr. Fuzzface! It's all a day in the life of Daniel Pinkwater's whimsical characters, in a chapter-book series whose comical tone and cozy illustrations are sure to keep young readers coming back for more.
Daniel Pinkwater is the wildly popular author of "Mrs. Noodlekugel," illustrated by Adam Stower; "Bear in Love," illustrated by Will Hillenbrand; and many other books for children. He is a well-known authority on children's books who appeared for many years on NPR's Weekend Edition, and now appears on "The Bob Edwards Show" on Sirius. Daniel Pinkwater lives in Hyde Park, New York. Adam Stower is the illustrator of a number of books for children, including "Bottoms Up!" and "Sing a Song of Bottoms"!, both by Jeanne Willis. He lives in Brighton, England.