Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Alex Milway, Alex Milway
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.
I think it is fair to say they are headed for Centre Parcs * Families Magazine * Full colour illustrations packed with visual jokes, ideal for childre beginning to read confidently * MADE Magazine * An entertaining story . . .illustrations are energetic and colourful . . . an enjoyable and lively read * Books for Keeps * Alex Milway's book is a treat...more please! * Financial Times * 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 * 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 * A fabulous book that gets the imagination running wild * Babybuzz Magazine * 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 * Pure, joyous silliness abounds in a story about ambition, trust, self-belief, and the dangers of goats * Financial Times * 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 * A charming tale * The Glasgow Herald * Original and unusual * arousel * "[...] 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 *
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