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Tuesday 7 November 2023

Review: You've Got Yoghurt In Your Nostrils

Oh my goodness, this book is a riot of joy and fun and musical sounds and trash and treasure! Learning to eat is tricky, and this book squeezes every single itty-bitty drop of hilarity from the experience.

Join baby as they discover how much fun food can be – and not just to eat!

From go to woe, there are endless delights in the all-singing, all-dancing, all-whooping, all-guzzling cast of characters – children, mum, dad, grandparents, family friends, pets. This book has it all.

The illustrations are divine – full of fun, energy, zoomies and whoop-die doos. 

Strong, intentional pencil and wash marks along with textural collaged fabrics and papers, mean that the delight and surprise does not stop with the characters but rather transitions into new and interesting morsels on the page.

Begging to be read out loud with its glorious, loose rhyme, there is ample space inside the phrasing for reader embellishment - and this book will require a lot of that, as small fingers point and small mouths laugh and gasp in celebration and indignation!

There is also plenty of room to stop reading and then start again, to wander in between the ideas or to pore over a specific picture or facial expression. Watch for dad throwing the salt and pepper rapturously over his shoulder as he dances to the food-ish symphony on the page. 

A complete romp that will no doubt bring grimaces and exuberance in equal measure.

A glorious mess indeed!

Title: You’ve Got Yoghurt In Your Nostrils
Author: Bethany Clark
Illustrator: Sara Acton
Publisher: Affirm Press, $19.99
Publication Date: 24 July 2023
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781922848246
For ages: 0 - 5
Type: Picture Book