|Author:||Bertrand Santini; Laurent Gapaillard (Illustrator)|
“If they didn’t make excellent stews, children would serve no purpose at all.”
The Yark is a monster who eats children. But don’t worry, only the good ones. If you’re farty and rude and grotty and spotty, he won’t be able to digest you! Because the Yark has a problem. Naughty children lead to belly-aches, so he only gulps down the sweetest and nicest ones. Unfortunately, well-behaved children are the hardest to find and gobble up, so the poor Yark is often starving. That is until he meets the nicest, most delicious girl in the world, Madeleine. But can the Yark eat his only friend?
An imaginative story, The Yark combines Gapaillard’s Gothic-style ink drawings with Santini’s dry humour. Reminding the reader that a little love can change anyone’s perspective. It’s slightly descriptive in its child-eating ways (so maybe not for the faint-hearted!), but a great read aloud for 8-12 year olds. And perfect for anyone who likes a fright.