Friday, July 3, 2015

Book Review: Feeding the Flying Fanellis And Other Poems from a Circus Chef by Kate Hosford

OK so I admit it this was another book I requested from *Netgalley based entirely on the cover. I'm a sucker for a gorgeous cover and I could tell right away the the illustrations in this one was going to be killer.

Feeding the Flying Fanellis is a series of poems all based around around a Circus chef and the performers he cooks for. There are all the characters you would expect from a circus including the ringmaster, clown, human cannonball, tightrope walker and many more.

Ok so first and foremost the illustrations in this were INCREDIBLE. I mean seriously I looked through this 3 times just to look at the pictures. They are amazing. It really gives the circus feel but not in the kindergarten circus kind of way... if you know what I mean.

Second the poetry is outstanding. I thought this book of poems was done in such a creative way. One poem flowed to the next and told a story of a very special chef and the crazy circus performers. You can pick out and read any poem by itself or read it all in one long flow. Either way it works! The poetry is not overly complicated so even younger children should enjoy this.

My son loved the pictures and if I changed the page too fast before he had a really good look he would demand I scroll back a page. He loved looking at all the different foods. His favorite of the poems was Little Blue who is a dog that performs tricks.

Both the poetry and the artwork were solid 5 out of 5 stars!!

*I received a free copy of this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion
**This book was read with my special needs son who is severely learning disabled. The review reflects not only my opinion but his as well

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