Iggy is an Urk. The Urks are a warlike race with bushy beards and hairy legs – especially some of the women. Urks like boulder-rolling and chasing lizards. They also like the Feast of Urks. This is when Urk boys must pass the Testing to become warriors.But Iggy isn’t quite like other Urks. He likes inventing things. Which is why he has been neglecting his axe-wielding practice. So it is unfortunate for him that the Testing involves killing a large snake – using an axe....
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Iggy is excited as he sets off with Dad on his first hunting trip. When they find a set of huge footprints, a heap of bones and a pool of slime, Iggy wants to hunt the creature, but Dad is suddenly anxious to get back. Later, Iggy’s Grumma tells him about the Slimosaur – a great scaly beast which coats you in slime before devouring you in one go. The Urks have had a poor harvest and food is running very low.
When Iggy finds a girl lost in the jungle, he instantly knows she is from the Henna tribe. The Henna tribe all have fiery red hair and like to cover themselves in mud. Iggy decides to escort her on the long, scary journey back to the Cloud Mountains where she lives. But when he gets there, the welcome is not exactly what he imagined. Luckily he has an excellent and cunning plan! Err... The third fantastic 'Iggy the Urk' story from bestselling author Alan MacDonald.
Old Grumbly has begun to spew smoke and rumble noisily and many Urks fear it’s The End of the World. The tribe decides that Iggy and Chief Hammerhead must climb the deadly mountain to ‘sort things out’. Little do they know that something much more dangerous is racing through the forest towards their village. Now would be an excellent time for one of Iggy’s cunning plans. First he just needs to figure out how to avoid being barbecued alive.… The fourth fantastic Iggy the Urk story from bestselling author Alan MacDonald.