Blog Tour ~ The Great, Messy, Multicoloured, Monstrous, Yarn Monster by Andrea Pukteris ~ Review + Excerpt

Blog Tour ~ The Great, Messy, Multicoloured, Monstrous, Yarn Monster by Andrea Pukteris ~ Review + Excerpt

Morning!!

Andrea Pukteris, Stephen Stone, THE GREAT, MESSY, MULTICOLORED, MONSTROUS YARN MONSTER, Children's Book, Grandparents, Cat, Humour, Children's Books, Picture Books,

A big yarn welcome to the Blog Tour for The Great, Messy, Multicoloured, Monstrous, Yarn Monster by Andrea Pukteris and illustrations by Stephen Stone! Eep! So excited about being part of the tour as this book sounded awesome, I am so excited that I got the chance to read and review the book!

Next to a review (4 stars) I also got an excerpt, book/author information, and the author is rewarding a 15 dollar Amazon/BN Giftcard to a randomly drawn winner in the rafflecopter located down below (be sure to join).

Let’s get started on this tour! So excited to show you all about this book.

Review

I received this book from Goddess Fish Tours + Publisher in exchange of an honest review!

I just HAD to join the tour! I mean, come on, just look at that title! That cover! That blurb! It was just what I needed early August. A book that makes me laugh. A book that is silly. A weird book. Just perfect for me.

Meet Owen, he is visiting his grandma after school and looks forward to a fun afternoon with her, some yummy cookies, and Bandit the cat. I didn’t blame him. Because at home he had to do homework and eat vegetables (while delicious cookies are better). I loved how Owen decided to just go inside. He had tried. Grandma was clearly not responding. And inside? Well, it is as if a colour-yarn-explosion has happened. Orange fluff is everywhere in the living room. In the bathroom it looks like a flamingo made of yarn had a watery explosion. I was definitely curious about what was going on, what happened to grandma, why is there fluff and yarn everywhere? But I was also laughing because it was all so silly. Later on in the story we find out why it is such a chaotic mess and I laughed even harder. I mean, dynamite? Um, grandma, do we need to have a chat? Yes? No? Maybe?

And then we finally meet the yarn monster, um excuse me I have to of course announce him with his right name: The Great, Messy, Multicoloured, Monstrous, Yarn Monster! Though for casual friends it is Yarni. A fluffy monster made out of yarn and looks a bit like a grandpa gone rogue. XD I just ADORED the design of the monster, but I was also curious how the monster was created. I mean, I have knitted a lot and done other creative things with yarn, but I have no yet created a monster!

Things got really yarny and buttony when it is up to Owen and Bandit to defeat Yarni! I just had so much fun reading these pages and I laughed as well. Because it is still a yarn monster made of very bright colours. Haha, I knew they had special skills, but that? No. I want to be part of it now as well! It looks absolutely way too cool. *prepares her knitting needles**wonders if her husband would mind if she went to throw them around and practice a bit*

Also excuse me, oatmeal-choco-blast-moon-pie-cookies? Um, I need! I want!

I loved the ending! I wasn’t sure about the message, I think kids may just roll their eyes at it and as an adult who has heard parents go on about that I was even rolling my eyes. XD But still a nice ending and I wonder how long it took them to do all that? Maybe they are fast knitters? Oh, and is that an ominous note on the last page? Oh my!

I do think it would have been to get some bonus things at the end. Like maybe some knitting instructions on how to make an easy scarf. Or how to make those cookies.

The art was really fun and I also love how the book told the story. A bit more creatively and I am a fan!

All in all, a fun book about knitting, scarves, a big big monster named Yarni, family, and more. Recommended.

Star rating, 4 stars


Andrea Pukteris, Stephen Stone, THE GREAT, MESSY, MULTICOLORED, MONSTROUS YARN MONSTER, Children's Book, Grandparents, Cat, Humour, Children's Books, Picture Books, What happens to Grandma’s house when she doesn’t tidy up? Well, you’re about to find out. And it’s . . . rather dangerous! Thank goodness Owen and Bandit are there. They have ultra-special skills, but they will have to be extra brave to save the day, and Grandma! Will they win the epic battle?


Buy here:Amazon
About the author:

Andrea Pukteris has a big imagination, and sometimes it gets her into trouble. Sometimes she writes books about it instead. Andrea lives in Montreal with her partner, two kids, a dog, a bird and the many monsters they create.

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Excerpt

Suddenly, Owen felt a slight breeze across his cheek. Something brushed against his leg.

YIKES! He jumped onto a chair.

“Prrrrowwww,” said Grandma’s big black cat, who looked back at Owen like he was crazy.

“Oh, it’s you Bandit.” Owen said.

Bandit pointed to his dish with his paw.

“Prrrowwww?” said Bandit. It was also empty, just like Owen’s cookie plate.
“You neither eh?” Owen said.

Owen patted Bandit’s head and got off the chair. “We better investigate.”

Into the living room they went, it was…different, the living room was very different indeed! It was covered…in…orange fluff!


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6 thoughts on “Blog Tour ~ The Great, Messy, Multicoloured, Monstrous, Yarn Monster by Andrea Pukteris ~ Review + Excerpt

  1. Fantastic excerpt, The Great, Messy, Multicoloured, Monstrous Yarn Monster sounds like a super book for kids to enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Twirling Book Princess, for sharing your review!

    Have an awesome weekend!

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