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4.0 out of 5 starsQuick Reviews!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 August 2020
I received this book a while back, knowing that my girls have enjoyed other horror-lite stories - books which introduce kids to famous creatures of horror, such as ghosts, zombies, and vampires, but in a safe way. I had held off on giving them this until World Book Day 2020 rolled around and my youngest picked an Amelia Fang book with her school token because she liked the artwork and the blurb. Having enjoyed that outing, she was delighted when I produced The Lost Yeti from our Treat Box.
This story sees Amelia and pals heading off to a Birthday bash in the mountains, only to become embroiled in a plot involving treasure thieving, yetis, and burping. The two books we've read so far have a lot of charm and easy humour which the girls enjoy, with plenty of silliness and adventure. The central gang are a lively bunch of individuals, and the additions in this book - particularly Clemence - caused quite a few giggles.
Anderson benefits from being both the writer and artist in her books, meaning her full creative and artistic vision makes it from brain to paper without one of the middle men some authors usually contend with, and I find this often allows ideas and narrative and characters to flow more freely and feel more authentic. In any case, it's another book my girls have enjoyed and of course they are keen to read others in the series.
4.0 out of 5 starsCharming Addition to the Amelia Fang Series
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 February 2020
From the Back Cover - " Amelia and her friends are at a special yeti birthday party, deep in the pits of Yeti mountain. But when precious yeti treasures go missing and the mountain starts to crumble, Amelia has to find out what's going on before it's too late."
We thought this was a charming addition to the Amelia Fang series. Although Florence is our second favourite character in the series (after Amelia) I was worried that a lot of Yeti SHOUTING in the book would be annoying, but fortunately I think the balance is about right.
As always the gorgeous illustrations add to the story and we especially like the intense close-up of Tangine's face which made us jump a little then laugh. There's also a new map at the beginning of the story - The Yeti Mountain Pits - be warned it takes quite a while to read what all the different pits are.
The overall story is quite funny, we chuckled in a few places and the mystery is suitably mysterious though we think they (Amelia, Florence and Grimaldi) should have worked out the more obvious clue earlier on. As a mum I also liked the way it dealt with how friendships can evolve and change. On the whole I thought the story worked well.
My only niggle is that not all of the jokes are consistently carried through. Don't want to spoil so am being vague here - but at the beginning during the yeti party a few ongoing jokes are set up but they're not all mentioned again which I thought was a pity. They pop up when the yetis get together in a group and are usually just in background conversation but I thought it was a nice touch for adults who are reading the books to their children. Towards the end of the book the mystery becomes the main focus of the story and other tiny plot and character points are forgotten. I don't think it will bother younger readers, it's just something that tickled me whilst reading and I thought could have been included again at the end.
Overall - Another charming addition to the Amelia Fang series. We look forward to the next one.
4.0 out of 5 starsMy six year old really enjoys it
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 February 2020
My six year old daughter really enjoys these longer books. She finds them quite funny and engaging and certainly not scary, despite the gothic-lite illustrations.
Essentially, these books (or at least the parts I've read with my daughter) have some kind of social, family or friend issue in need of resolution. There's a few unusual characters, with spooky stereotypes being inverted and made the main, sympathetic characters. The illustrations are dotted throughout and help to keep the story moving.
These Amelia Fang books are at least a little different to anthropomorphic animal stories, so I'm grateful for that!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 September 2019
Amelia Fang is a young Vampire girl with a pet pumpkin. In this story she goes on a stay in some Yeti caves with her friends and family to celebrate an elderly relatives 300+ birthday, and the story unfolds as some problems come up with the caves starting to crumble and so on. It’s an entertaining read, if you’ve read others in the series then you’ll know what to expect. It’s at a good level for readers wanting chapter books but still enjoying illustrations. Challenging at times because of how the vampire speech can be written to show their accents etc (eg birfday not birthday) which can take some getting used to but does add character. The illustrations are great and overall an entertaining read especially if your child likes vampire themes with humour
4.0 out of 5 starsA fun story and a beautiful book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 October 2019
Review by my daughter aged 8:
This book was a very, very good book but it doesn't explain everything. Like it doesn't tell you where they are or whether it is cold or a nice place or a fun place. They also don't say much about the people in it and what they are like. There is a lot of magic tales and I found the yeti really fun. This is the first Amelia Fang book that I've read but I don't think that mattered. I think people aged about seven to ten would like the book. The pictures in the book are good too.
This book is beautiful!! I love the colour and the edges of the paper being coloured too make the book feel special. I've heard of the Amelia Fang books and how popular they are but my daughter hadn't read any before this one. She didn't think that mattered and once she was into the book she read it quickly and clearly enjoyed the story. Sometimes I heard her laughing as she was reading. She's now keen to read the other Amelia Fang books. My son, who is also eight refused to read the book.
4.0 out of 5 starsWOW factor illustrations with a haunting yet fun tale
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 September 2019
This retro book really took me back to the days when the books i read as a child had amazing retro illustrations and simple yet memorizing tales that i would remember even in my adult years. The story is about Amelia Fang, A vampire who is trying to live a normal life. The book is expressional with a lot of cues when to talk a little louder in a different voice of one character, And lower the tone for another. This is an ideal book to get really involved with family story time, with plenty of interactions and time for imaginations to go wild.