Not Yet A Yeti is written by Lou Treleaven and illustrated by Tony Neal. It is a 32-page picture book story of courage, acceptance and finding yourself. Published by Maverick Children’s Books on the 28 September 2018.
George’s entire family are yetis, all that is except him. To become a yeti his family explain to him that he must lure hikers to their doom, make people scream with terror and make people gasp with dread. George doesn’t want to do any of those things and soon comes to realise that he doesn’t want to be a yeti scaring people but would rather be something entirely different and help people.
Overall, Not Yet A Yeti is an excellent story of family values, differences, courage, being yourself and finding your own path in life. It has a great message about a family supporting their child’s decision to do something different, and the sentiment on the inside cover is spot on “To you, whoever you decide to be.”
It is very amusing with George questioning family members about when he will be a yeti (effectively asking when he will be growing up, especially as this has been happening a lot lately in our house).
The text is easy to read and understand. Tony Neal’s illustrations are bold and bright and really stand out on the page with yetis, rainbows and unicorns.
A perfect story to teach children that having your own mind, thoughts, being different and going your own way is not a bad thing.
Another excellent book that would be perfect for bedtime reading or a classroom setting.
RRP: £7.99 (paperback)