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Noodle and the No Bones Day

Illustrated by Dan Tavis


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About The Book

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

From the creator of the viral “Bones or No Bones” TikTok videos comes a sweet and entertaining picture book following Noodle the pug and his human as they navigate Noodle’s first No Bones Day—a day for being kind to yourself!

Noodle is a sweet, silly old pug who enjoys doing all his favorite activities with his favorite human, Jonathan. But one day when Jonathan goes to take Noodle on his morning walk, he finds Noodle still comfortable in bed. When Jonathan lifts Noodle up, Noodle just flops over. It’s almost like Noodle woke up without any bones!

Noodle isn’t sick or sad—but he also isn’t interested in going for walks or sitting outside (he will accept snacks, though). Today, all he needs are extra snuggles and belly rubs. Jonathan soon learns that not every day can be a Bones Day, and sometimes a No Bones Day is exactly what you need to get through the week.

About The Author

Photograph by The Dogist

Jonathan Graziano is a Rochester native who currently resides in New York City. His eternal muse, Noodle, continues to inspire him each and every day. It is Jonathan’s hope that through this story he can continue Noodle’s legacy of spreading joy and kindness and encourage others to adopt and/or rescue a senior pet next time they're looking to add a new member to their family. You can find Jonathan on TikTok at @JonGraz.

About The Illustrator

Photograph courtesy of the author

Dan Tavis is illustrator living in New Hampshire. He has been doodling ever since his first math class in elementary school! He is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Noodle and the No Bones DayCommon Critters, and Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion, among other projects. Learn more at

Why We Love It

“It’s hard not to be obsessed with Noodle and his daily Bones-or-No-Bones proclamations—but the way this book captures that wonderful humor while also bringing forth a message about emotional intelligence that can resonate with all ages is incredibly special and makes this a story that families of all kinds can enjoy.”

—Nicole F., Editor, on Noodle and the No Bones Day

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (June 7, 2022)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665927109
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD510L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • Ladybug Award (NH)

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