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.