Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Something Delicious by Jill Lewis & Ali Pye (Children's, Picture book, 10/10E)

 2nd September 2013, Egmont, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy
Themes: being hunted, thinking of subsitutions, good delay tactics, a big surprise

Content: major peril,

Summary from Egmont

Somewhere, not so far away, there's a cave filled with wonderful creatures.

They’re called the Little Somethings, which is unfortunate, because the Greedy Guzzler is very hungry . . . and looking for a little something to satisfy his appetite . . .

Those poor Little Somethings; they’re terrified of being eaten! But this Greedy Guzzler is very particular. He doesn’t want any old little something. He doesn’t want anything skinny, nor anything with wings or nasty stings. Which just leaves . . . the Miniwiggler and Skiddadler.

The Miniwiggler will have to use all his cunning in order to escape the Greedy Guzzler’s clutches!

Nayuleska's thoughts 
There are lots of aw, eeep! and oh no! moments in this gem of a read. There is definitely a Little Something for everyone - my favourite is Bob, the main character in the next book, and Miniwiggler who is the lead character in this book. Miniwiggler is small, cute and fluffy, all assets I love. He is imaginative, quick thinking, able to take control when no one else does, keeps everyone safe in the face of adversity, and is extremely brave. I love all the emotions that the illustrations made me feel - the cute Little Somethings seem totally tortured by the Greedy Guzzler, although the end was a huge surprise I certainly didn't expect. I'm delighted that the next book is coming in 2014!

Find more cute pics of the Somethings on illustrator Ali's website

Suggested read
See  how resource a penguin is when on the run from cats in Penguin in Peril by Helen Hancocks

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