Our bookcase is over-flowing and we couldn’t be happier! Especially when you are sent fab titles such as ‘Popcorn-Eating Squirrels Go Nuts On Everest’ by Matt Dickinson, to help fill it up with! We now have a few titles from Shrine Publishing and this latest release definitely lives up to the high standard we’ve come to expect, so we are thrilled to write this book review.
About the Book
Popcorn-Eating Squirrels Go Nuts on Everest is the second in the series by Matt Dickinson and it’s the popcorn-eating squirrels’ greatest adventure yet!
A million pounds and popcorn for life is the incredible prize on offer if a team can meet the challenge: to make popcorn on the very summit of Mount Everest.
The squirrels have their doubts. They could end up as a snack for a snow leopard. What about frostbitten paws? Will the friends even be able to breathe in the thin mountain air?
But when little Alfie is kidnapped and held hostage by one of the Everest teams, the squirrels begin the deadly climb. Can they rescue Alfie? What if the yetis attack? And what about evil Rosalba and the thuggish honey badgers?
About the Author
Matt Dickinson is an award-winning writer and filmmaker with a passion for climbing and adventure. During his filmmaking career he has worked as a director/cameraman for National Geographic television, the Discovery Channel, the BBC and Channel 4.
His film projects have taken him to Antarctica, Africa and the Himalaya, often in the company of the world’s leading climbers and expeditioners.
His most notable film success was Summit Fever in which Matt reached the summit of Everest via the treacherous north face. His book ‘The Death Zone’ tells the true story of that ascent and has become
a bestseller in many different countries.
So the man knows what he’s talking about!!
My boys are 4 years-old and I think the story is probably aimed at children maybe a little older, that being said, I read it with one of the boys over a few evenings and he really enjoyed it. It’s the first book of this type/length that we’ve tried with them; I think the longest books we’ve read thus far have been the Gruffalo & Stick Man.
Personally I found the story really fun, well illustrated and easy to read. The concept and title is really quite different to anything I’ve read and just the words ‘Popcorn-Eating Squirrels’ sent both boys into a frenzy of excitement, so it certainly does the job of peaking children’s interest.
We scored it🍿🍿🍿🍿 out of🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿 (4 out of 5)!
The book retails at £7.99 and you pick up your copy here!
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