Spaghetti with the Yeti by Adam and Charlotte Guillain is a really fun children's book with silly illustrations and memorable rhymes - just what Lara (4 and a half) enjoys right now. After I first read Spaghetti with the Yeti she asked me if she could take the book to school for reading time so that all of her new friends could join in with the story too.
The book is illustrated by award winner, Lee Wildish. I loved the pictures because there were lots of little details that you can look for on each page such as newspaper clippings or posters on some pages or little creatures and birds on others.
Spaghetti with the Yeti tells the tale of George who goes in search of the yeti prepared with nothing but a tin of spaghetti. George searches high and low and is just about to give up his search when luck comes his way.
The book is perfect for pre-schoolers and school starters because of the gentle rhyming flow of the story and the use of recognisable words sounds (sounds that rhyme with yeti!). It is also a favourite with Lara because of the monsters (whose names all rhyme with... you guessed it... yeti). Each monster has its own unique style. I think the Yeti is particularly cute.
Spaghetti with the Yeti was a hit at school too!