Spaghetti with the Yeti by Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain

Spaghetti with the Yeti

Written by Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain
Illustrated by Lee Wildish
Part of the George's Amazing Adventures Series

3+ readers   Bedtime Reading   5+ readers   
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Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 - September 2013 Book of the Month George is off on an adventure – to find the yeti and to feed it spaghetti! George travels along a little mountain path and meets all kinds of creatures on his way – there’s Betty, Hetty and Netty - before he even gets to see the yeti! George’s story is told in a jaunty text matched by vigorous illustrations.


Spaghetti with the Yeti by Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain

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?

A lively and humorous picture book in rhyming verse...the first in a new range from this top team of storytellers.


This book combines two of our favourite things - spaghetti and yetis! A recipe destined for comedy value, and it doesn't disappoint -- Judges Comments Junior Design Awards

A wonderful story to read aloud to young children -- Una Breathnach Inis Magazine

About the Author

Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain

Adam and Charlotte Guillain.

Adam is a performance storyteller and was the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre Writer in Residence. He is published by OUP, Pearson and Scholastic.

Charlotte taught English to air traffic controllers and nurses before deciding a career in publishing would endanger fewer lives. Following a decade working as a commissioning editor, Charlotte is now a prolific author of children's fiction, non-fiction and picture books.

Q&A: Adam and Charlotte

1. How did you get the idea for this book/artwork?

Like many parents with babies, Charlotte and I would make up silly rhymes and songs for all usual baby stuff: changing nappies, going to sleep, eating food etc. One of the first solids our own George loved was spaghetti. One day we were doing the usual nonsense stuff when the words 'spaghetti with the yeti' came out. We were on to it like a shot! When Egmont said they loved it and wanted Lee Wildish to create the illustrations we were so happy we danced a jig!

2. How would you describe the book?

It's very silly, funny and warm.

3. Which is your favourite character/theme in the book?

We love the character, George, partly because he's based on our own red-headed son, but because he so refreshingly innocent and optimistic. He has an idea and in good faith he just goes for it!

4. How long did it take you to write/illustrate this book?

The first draft was written in about fifteen minutes but we've been writing, rewriting and crafting this story for seven years.

5. How did you do the research for it? Where did you look/go?

Other than researching if anyone else had thought of this idea before, we did absolutely no research at all - which was great!

6. What other books have you written/illustrated?

It's a long list. Better check out our website

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32 pages


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

29th August 2013




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