Scream Street: Hunger of the Yeti
by Tommy Donbavand (Author)
Heard the one about the vampire, the mummy and the zombie’s tongue? No? Then you obviously haven’t visited Scream Street recently.
In this, the eleventh book in the series, Luke and the first two of the aforementioned creatures, Resus Negative (puns ahoy!) and Cleo Farr, undertake a trip to Tibet as part of their continuing quest. Things get hairy when they return home to find they’ve accidentally kidnapped a baby yeti with razor-sharp teeth and an over-protective mother. Will it all work out smoothly or will there be chaos, craziness, time travel and bits of disgustingness? No prizes for guessing the answer to that one.
Donbavand has a light touch and the story races along with hardly any pause for breath. Some of the jokes are as old as the hills, but before you’ve had time to groan another one has appeared a few sentences later and you find yourself smiling. Add in the fact that the whole thing is so good-natured, it’s understandable that this is such a popular series. Hunger of the Yeti is fun to read, and easy to imagine it working really well when being read aloud by a teacher or a parent. And there’s some free collector’s cards as well. What’s not to like?
Kieran Mark Crowley
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