The first in the ‘Harry the Poisonous Centipede’ series won the 1996 Smarties Silver Medal. In this third and wildest bug adventure, Harry and his best friend George crawl into a straight-up-hard-thing full of yellow-curves (a crate of bananas) which is carried far from their home across the no-end puddle (sea). They find themselves facing all the terrors and dangers of a big city. They must negotiate a strange treeless cold desert, a Nest of Hoo-Mins, lots of noise-hurt and terrifying hairy-yowlers. (Work those out for yourselves!)
Even if they survive, how will the adventurers ever get home? Children love the centipedish language which Reid Banks has created. Tony Ross provides the excellent simple illustrations to accompany this fast-paced squirmy tale.