Everyone’s favorite fuzzy little oracle is getting his own picture book.
Noodle the pug, who took TikTok by storm with his predictions about how the day will go, will star in Noodle and the No Bones Day, a children’s book written by his human companion, Jonathan Graziano, with illustrations by Dan Tavis.
The book “presents an opportunity for caretakers and educators to engage with young people about the importance of self-care, motivation, and emotional intelligence that’s never been more necessary,” publisher Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, said in a news release.
Noodle became a TikTok star shortly after his debut on the social media platform last year. Each morning, Graziano gently lifts the 13-year-old dog out of his bed—if the pooch immediately lies back down, it’s a “no bones day”; if he remains on his paws, it’s a “bones day.”
“Noodle and the No Bones Day centers on the very special relationship between Graziano and his best fur-friend,” the publisher said. “Noodle is sweet, silly, and getting older. Sometimes he wants to go for adventures and walks, and sometimes he just needs snuggles and belly rubs.” (Don’t we all.)
“It’s hard to put into words just how grateful I am for all the support and love I’ve seen over the past few months for Noodle,” Graziano said. “These videos have helped bring much-needed joy to so many (myself included), and I hope this book helps to remind anyone who reads it that it's always okay to take the time to take care of yourself.”
Noodle and the No Bones Day will be published on June 7.
Michael Schaub is a journalist and regular contributor to NPR. He lives in Texas with a 13-year-old pug named Maeby.