Have you ever read a book that makes you want to hug it?

That’s how I feel when I pick up Liz Garton Scanlon’s new picture book, Noodle and Lou. Illustrated by Arthur Howard, this is the story of Noodle, an earthworm who is having a very hard time figuring out his place in the world.
Thank goodness for the ineffable Lou, Noodle’s excellent buddy.

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Liz to talk about her unlikely friends. Enjoy!

Wasn’t that fun!

And for all you teacher types, Liz has a very groovy curriculum guide on her website. Check it out.

Many thanks to Cyn and Greg for allowing us to use their dining room for our recording studio.

Calloo, callay, worm fans!

P.S. I confess that while I appreciate all those hard-working worms, these are my favorite species: