Thursday, October 16, 2014

Yuck said the Yak by Alex English and Emma Levey (Maverick Books)

Yuck said the Yak

Written by Alex English

Illustrated by Emma Levey

Published by Maverick Books

Sharing a house with not one but TWO fussy eaters can challenge anyone's culinary skills. I seem to constantly fight a running battle with Charlotte and her mum to put some jazz and sparkle into our home cooking, but nine times out of ten I find they'd both live on pizza and pasta all day every day if I let them (very frustrating when I can whip up a mean pilaf, or put together gorgeous salads full of colour and flavour).

Young Alfie encounters a similar problem when a big hairy Yak comes to stay at his house. Yak is starving, and so Alfie goes to work in the kitchen cooking up tempting treats to feed to his new friend.

But Yak says "YUCK!" He says "YUCK!" to dinner, he even says "YUCK!" to ice cream and jelly (something that made Charlotte literally gasp in shock, surely EVERYONE loves ice cream and jelly?)

Yak has something else in mind what would YOU feed to a hungry Yak (and more to the point, would you eat it yourself?)

An awesome and fun tale, and we particularly loved the texture of Emma Levey's illustrations (you can almost stroke the Yak's gorgeously thick and luxurious fur as Emma's thick oil paints lend the picture spreads an added dimension).

If you've got fussy eaters at home, you'll definitely identify with this!

Charlotte's best bit: Yak wouldn't even eat chocolate cake, tshhh!

Daddy's Favourite bit: A fun read, very entertaining if you too have to put up with dietary demands from fusspots!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Maverick Books)

1 comment:

Catherine said...

I'm really intrigued to know what the yak likes to eat!!

We have a copy of Yuck! Said The Yak, signed by author Alex English, to give away on Story Snug this week.