Peggy Noodle: Hula Hoop Queen

Peggy Noodle: Hula Hoop Queen Meet 12-year-old Peggy Noodle, the new kid on the block who’s teaching the neighborhood that there is more to her than meets the eye after she’s shown the ways of the hoop by an elderly neighbor. “Peggy Noodle, Hula Hoop Queen” is a children’s book written by Dolly Dozier and illustrated by Monica Wyrick and to kick off the launch The Apex Herald reports that they’re having a hula hoop contest tomorrow. Peak City Publishing and The Halle Cultural Arts Center are are rounding things up at 2 p.m. in Apex with the first of three free events in the “Tri-City Hoopla.” The Hoopla will feature The Pickle Mama’s, who will demonstrate and teach attendees to hula hoop, a hooping contest presided by local celebrity judges, and, of course, a book signing with the author and illustrator. Dozier is a lifelong storyteller with an overactive imagination and great appreciation of language. As a result, she’s never bored. She is a big community volunteer, and a firm believer that the world is what you make it. Dolly lives in the wilds of central North Carolina. The book is available on Amazon.

4 thoughts on “Peggy Noodle: Hula Hoop Queen

  1. This event was truly a JOYFUL time, so many adults & children sharing in the bliss of hooping! We are very thankful that Peggy Noodle invited us to share in the bliss of the day! Thank you for sharing this sweet book with the hooping community, the kids were all super excited about this book (and adults too 🙂

  2. Thank you for picking up the story! The kids (and adults) had a fantastic time at the Hoopla. So much so, we’re having another in Raleigh, NC at NoFo at the Pig on March 31st.

    As the publisher, I know we had a niche – but, I had no idea how “HOT” Hooping is – what a wonderful way for children and adults to excercise together and have fun.

    The book itself is a great story about a little girl who is considered to be a “shoe-in” for the basketball team. But, finds playing basketball is not her talent — Hooping is. Its a story about friendship, self esteem and, of course, Hooping!

  3. What an honor for my fun, quirky Peggy Noodle to find a home on At last weekend’s book launch celebration and HOOPLA, The Pickle Mama’s brought down the standing-room only house with their truly spectacular hooping abilities … I was blown away at the natural grace and athleticism in these women. I’m happy that Peggy Noodle found hooping for her young self, and I’m happy to find young readers who also share a passion for the sport. Coincidentally, Peggy Noodle is now also available through a growing list of independent bookstores (like Quail Ridge, and NOFO at the Pig in Raleigh NC; and Paper Kite Books in PA … shout out to Jenny Hill and the Whirligig Hoopers!). Thanks,!

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