Worm Noodle is down in the dumps, and it's up to his best friend, blue jay Lou to bring him back up—a task he accomplishes with utmost style. Noodle and Lou's author, Liz Garton Scanlon, sat down with Children's & Teen Editor Vicky Smith to talk about this unlikely friendship, the fabulosity of worms and Arthur Howard's just-right illustrations for this oh-so-warm celebration.

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