We are huge fans of Amelia Fang here are we were so excited to see where Laura Ellen Anderson was going to take Amelia next.
The girls thoroughly enjoyed this one, and I may be now making a certain new friend to join our Squashy as Tinyfae has rather fallen in love with a certain glitter-addicted plot element!!
Amelia and the gang have travelled to the frozen mountains of a Yeti Retirement home for Clemence’s birthday (Florence’s grandmother) and as sparkly things start to disappear they uncover a crisis that could see not just the friends being split apart but the entire mountain!!
There is such fun and laugh out loud moments of silliness from Birthnight bums and ‘I‘m gonna call you Dave’ to a Willy Wonka inspired elevators and fizzy lifting drinks style element, and a Titanic inspired moment that had me guffawing, Laura Ellen Anderson continues to deliver on the deliciously twisted and nonsensical fun.
Florence is possibly my favourite character from this series and this book celebrates her Yeti-ness with appearances from other rare breeds of Yeti too including her fabulous grandmother and father. Littlefae says my Florence voice cannot be bettered which fills me with joy.
Whilst friendship and learning to get along and choose kindness has always been central to the Amelia Fang books The Lost Yeti Treasure is exceedingly clever in how Laura Ellen Anderson has developed upon the mother-daughter problems of The Memory Thief. Here, Laura has weaved much more interpersonal crisis that helps the young reader to resonate and work through problems with friends in their own lives.
Amelia and Florence are both struggling with the initial changes of Amelia joining the Pumpkineers which has meant the friends spend less time together and is causing wobbles.
Without spoilers, Anderson deals with this in a beautiful way exploring the problem with a no-blame mindset but pursuing a solution that works for all rather than one or none and is written in such a way that it feels natural rather than ‘After School Special’.
I’m delighted to hear there is not only another Amelia Fang story coming in early 2020 Amelia Fang and the Naughty Caticorns, but a World Book Day 2020 title too.
However, in the meantime this is a wonderful wintery adventure to enjoy for the fun, the silliness and the heart that continues to make the Amelia Fang series a fabulous one cemented into this family’s heart.
Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasure by Laura Ellen Anderson is published by Egmont.