Friday, 13 September 2013

Spaghetti with the Yeti by Adam & Charlotte Guillain and Lee Wildish (Children's, Picture book, 10/10E)

 August 2013, Egmont, 32 pages, Paperback, review copy

Themes: boy on a mission, mountain wildlife, steep and rocky heights, lots of goats, crabs, bones, fond of food monsters, lobsters, starfish,

Content: surprises, lots of laughter

Summary from Egmont

“Hurrah!” shouted George, “At last it is you. I’ve been looking so hard for the Yeti.”

The monster looked down with a horrible howl . . .

“Are you bonkers? My name is Netty!” 

Join George, a young and courageous explorer, determined to track down the elusive Yeti against all the odds. With only a map, a woolly hat and a tin of spaghetti in his rucksack, George sets off on his quest up the steep mountain path . . . and spots the Yeti immediately!

But wait . . . just look at that lipstick! Can it really be the Yeti?

Nayuleska's thoughts 
This book totally cheered me up while recuperating from some strong medicine. I loved how George's trip up the mountain reminded me of the book & anime Heidi, with the mixture of rocks, grass, snow and goats. 
Heidi with her favourite goat in the Alps
I enjoyed the different textures to the illustrations, how fluffy the yeti looked when George finally found him. All the non-yeti's have accessories that enhance their personality. If you look at the one with the knitting, you can see the yarn is goat colour - she must have spun their fur into the yarn. (What makes you think I'm a knitter?!) Definitely a must read for anyone needing a laugh, and all who love an adventure.

Suggested read
For another read about an adventurous boy check out Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and The Tale of the Terrible Secret by Kristina Stephenson (Children's, Picture book, 10/10)

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