Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey Synopsis
The adventures of Pigsticks, the world's most optimistic pig, and his sidekick Harold, an over-anxious hamster. Pigsticks and Harold set off on a journey to the Ends of the Earth armed only with a sense of adventure (Pigsticks'), common sense (Harold's), and a lot of cake. They pick their way through jungles, trek across deserts and climb a huge mountain, but the Ends of the Earth are always just out of reach. When their last crumb of cake is stolen and it doesn't look like they'll ever make it home again, they finally find the Ends of the Earth - in the last place they'd ever think to look.
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey Press Reviews
[...] irresistibly crammed with comic-book speech-bubble elements and outrageous visual puns, ideal for those who like their humour raucous and deliciously silly. * Books for Keeps * Original and unusual * arousel * A charming tale * The Glasgow Herald * A hilariously illustrated young reader book ideal for children ages 5 or older (but stacked with comic references that adults will also love) * Bath Life * Pure, joyous silliness abounds in a story about ambition, trust, self-belief, and the dangers of goats * Financial Times * It's all quick and cartoonish, silly yet charming, and hopefully part of a series, as it strikes me the young reader's shelves could do with more of those qualities from the friendly paws of this particular duo * The Book Bag * A fabulous book that gets the imagination running wild * Babybuzz Magazine * Pigsticks and Harold are a delightfully off-beat duo who bring with them a breath of big world fresh air and a backpack full of laughter. They're quirky, wonderfully accident prone and will tickle the funny bone of any child who loves zany humour and madcap adventure. A colourful and lively story * Lancashire Evening Post * This highly entertaining story - saga almost - is just the kind of thing to keep readers turning the pages to see what is coming next. The illustrations too are splendid: ranging from some taking almost an entire double spread to others that are vignettes; most show so much more than we are told in the words. It's a wonderful mix of subtle humour and near slapstick; pretty near perfect for that in-between stage of reading. More please * Red Reading Hub * Alex Milway's book is a treat...more please! * Financial Times * An entertaining story . . .illustrations are energetic and colourful . . . an enjoyable and lively read * Books for Keeps * Full colour illustrations packed with visual jokes, ideal for childre beginning to read confidently * MADE Magazine * I think it is fair to say they are headed for Centre Parcs * Families Magazine *
||1st May 2014
||Walker Books Ltd
||Paperback / softback
About Alex Milway
Alex Milway has always enjoyed making up stories and, after leaving art college, he discovered that he liked to write and illustrate them as well. His interest in furry creatures first reared its head in the The Mousehunter trilogy, where weird and wonderful mice ran riot all over the world. In The Mythical 9th Division, the fur quota got even bigger, as he had to master the art of drawing a troop of yetis whose main purpose was to save the world. His new series, Pigsticks and Harold, features a furry hamster and a decidedly un-furry pig. Alex is now ...
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