Today I am delighted to be sharing with you the latest picture book brilliance from the incomparable Morag Hood, the hilarious, ‘Spaghetti Hunters.’ Duck can’t find his spaghetti anywhere! It’s not in his socks, under the rug or even in his favourite teapot. Just as he’s about to give up hope, Tiny Horse appears proclaiming himself to be the best spaghetti hunter ever! With the help of a fishing rod, some peanut butter and a net, our fearsome duo set off on a challenging mission to track down the missing spaghetti. But try as the might the spaghetti alludes them and Duck is convinced that Tiny Horse may have got hold of the wrong end of the stick. Deciding to take matters into his own hands he finds a new way to solve this impossible puzzle.
This book is a wonderful mix of chaos and confusion as Duck and Tiny Horse get themselves into a right muddle trying to solve the problem of the missing spaghetti. It will really appeal to the wild imaginations of children who will happily accept their confusion about looking for spaghetti growing on trees or lurking in ponds. In a world of supermarkets filled with almost instant food, it will definitely encourage children to think about where their food comes from and create an interest in creating something completely from scratch. Morag has a real talent for mimicking the behaviour of children in her stories giving them an insight into how their actions can effect others and highlighting how easily misunderstandings occur. The vibrant, bold and downright hilarious illustrations capture perfectly the nonsense of the spaghetti hunt and are bound to cause much giggling from the reader. A triumph in humorous and entertaining storytelling.
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Thank you to Amber and Two Hoots for inviting me to join in with the blog tour and for sending me a gifted copy of this book. ‘Spaghetti Hunters,’ is available to buy now online and from your local bookshop. If you can please support your local indie bookshop.