Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey by Alex Milway

Pigsticks has made up his mind;  he's going to explore.  It's a family tradition.  His only problem is that the supplies he wants to take are very heavy.  He's going to have to find an assistant.

Candlewick Press and Net Galley allowed me to read the book of this story for review (thank you).  It will be published May 27, 2014, so make a note to look for it at your local bookstore then.

Pigsticks is full of himself.  He imagines himself as a great explorer, but he brings along a lot of things he doesn't need.  The only reason he ends up hiring Harold the hamster is because he's strong and he's willing to work for cakes.  If he thought it through, he might have realized that Harold can eat a lot of cake...

They start their great journey with plenty of tea cakes and go on through forest, desert, mountains and more.  The biggest trouble they have is with mountain goats.  Did you know they like to eat tea cakes too?

This is a cute tale with odd creatures and a search for the Ends of the Earth.  Why not get a cookie and some milk and take a tour with Pigsticks and Harold?

Happy reading.

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