Noodlehead Tales

The main character in a noodlehead tale makes the same mistake over and over until the resolution of the story. While foolish and bumbling, the noodlehead is often wiser than the other characters, suggesting that the rest of the world is foolish and unable to recognize wisdom. Humor is an aspect of this type of tale, resulting from the absurdity of the situation and the stupidity and foolishness of the characters.

Can Hens Give Milk?
(Orca Books, 2011)
Retold and illustrated by Arnold Lobel
Soap! Soap! Don't Forget the Soap!
(Holiday, 1993)
Written by Tom Birdseye
Illustrated by Andrew Glass
(Harcourt, 2002)
Written by Coleen
Illustrated by Janet Stevens