Firstly, who on earth would name a panda Noodle? Bad enough that you're trying to teach your kid about the right animal names, this is just going to cause confusion. So it's cute...but does it work? I think not.
Secondly, what is a panda doing at the beach? Adding even more confusion to the mix! Bad mommy, poor book choice.
I picked the book because it had short phrases and touchy-feely bits for Baby NinJa. And sure enough, she loved the bright shiny red bucket and the sandpaper sandcastles. Not so much the sticky peach but still pretty much a page turner (literally!).