Spaghetti Hunters by Morag Hood
New from award-winning creator Morag Hood, Spaghetti Hunters is a laugh-out-loud funny picture book, which follows a duck in search of spaghetti.
Duck has lost his spaghetti, and Tiny Horse has a plan to save the day. But what exactly do you bring to a Spaghetti Hunt? A spade, a fishing rod, a jar of peanut butter, cutlery, and some binoculars - obviously.
Searching far and wide, Tiny Horse catches worms, a ball of string, even a snake - but no spaghetti. Disaster! Until Duck consults a recipe book, and armed with flour, eggs and a pasta maker, sets about making his own spaghetti.
This infectiously comic story encourages reading and home-cooking, teaching children about where food really comes from.
Morag Hood has a unique voice. Her idiosyncratic, wry humour permeates everything she does, creating books of style and irresistible charm. Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea was a runner-up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration, marking a glorious picture book debut, followed by When Grandad Was a Penguin, I Am Bat, The Steves, Aalfred and Aalbert, Brenda is a Sheep, and Spaghetti Hunters. She is also the author of Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert, illustrated by Ella Okstad.
Morag spent her childhood writing stories, painting, and dreaming of having a pet duck. Following a degree in Costume Design from Wimbledon College of Art, and an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, Morag returned to live in her native Edinburgh with her husband. She still likes making stories, printing, cutting and sticking, and freshly sharpened pencils.