Peggy Noodle, Hula Hoop Queen (2019)

Dolly Dozier (Author) Monica Wyrick (Illustrator)
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Description

In the summer of 1957, the children of Peak City are about to learn a hard lesson. When Peggy Noodle moves into the neighborhood, speculation is high that she'll be a shoe-in for the basketball team--after all, she's tall and adventurous and everyone assumes she'll be a star. But looks can be deceiving, and by the time it's too late to convince them otherwise, she leads her team to a disastrous defeat.

Peggy finds an unexpected friend in her kind, elderly neighbor, Mrs. Moore, who invites her to learn how to hula hoop. Peggy realizes quickly that hula hooping is perfect for her, and the two set out to show Peggy's friends and the town how fun and sporty hula hooping can be. They hatch a plan to help the community build a fun new legacy by bringing the First Annual Tri-City Hoopla to Peak City, and along the way draw Peggy's friends into the fun of hula hooping. Because when you find something you love to do, it's easy to do it well.

Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Dolly R Sickles
Publish Date
August 27, 2019
Pages
64
Dimensions
4.0 X 0.13 X 6.0 inches | 0.09 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781733448901
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About the Author

Dolly Dozier figured out early in life that having a good book meant never being bored. As a result, her fanciful mind, along with her love of storytelling, have given her wings to do, well ... anything. Before she started writing books for young readers, she had a very interesting career in advertising and the performing arts. She is a big community volunteer and a firm believer that the world is what you make it. Dolly lives in the wilds of central North Carolina with her husband and son, and Magnolia May the beagle. When she's not writing or telling stories, she likes to spend time outdoors hiking, kayaking, gardening, and riding bikes with her boys.
Monica Wyrick has a fine arts degree from the University of Dayton and has worked in advertising, as a muralist, and as an art instructor. The illustrator of Crabbing: A Lowcountry Family Tradition, published by the University of South Carolina Press, Wyrick and her husband live in South Carolina and have three grown children.
Peyton Sickles is a photographer specializing in portraiture, landscape and architecture. His work is a fine balance between digital and film (with a focus on 4x5 and Full Frame). He was a 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of The Year Finalist. He is a visual storyteller focusing on finding elements that connect people.

Reviews

"Peggy Noodle is a fun read. Peggy's dilemma of 'awkwardness' is put to rest as she meets the challenge of conquering a new sport shown to her by Clara, an elderly neighbor. This easy reader encourages self esteem, and depicts competition and friendships." - Carol Crane, author

"This book was delightful; the lesson it imparted was a good one for any youngster who feels out of place or different for any reason. Very well written, and the pictures are charming." - Gazebra, Amazon reader

"I loved this book. It was fun to read and my 5 year old son thought the hula hoop was such a cool idea we bought him one. Now we just need Peggy to show him how it works. I like the lesson that it teaches that it is ok to be different. You needd to find your own activity that makes you happy not what everyone else thinks you should be doing. It is great for children of all ages." - Cathy Howard, Amazon reader

"From the moment I opened Peggy Noodle, Hula Hoop Queen I was hooked. It's a feel good book that teaches a number of important childhood lessons like making friends, finding out what you're good at, and how to be yourself...and proud of it! The illustrations in the book are beautifully done in black and white by Monica Wyrick. Your kids or students can work together to connect the struggles of Peggy's first year in Peak City to the troubles they sometimes find with friends."
- Arielle, A Carton of Milk (NYC)