Feeding the Flying Fanellis
And Other Poems from a Circus Chef
What do you feed a trapeze family to keep them up in the air? A fire eater with a penchant for hot sauce? Or a lion with a gourmet palate? How do you satisfy a sweet-toothed human cannonball who’s outgrowing his cannon?
Find out what keeps these performers juggling, balancing, and entertaining—meals prepared by their tireless chef! Poems from this jolly cook give a glimpse of his unusual perspective, from delightful to downright funny. Enjoy a front-row seat for this whimsical look at circus life that just might make you hungry!
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
- SCBWI Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book
School Library Journal
“The verses [are] fun, read-aloud choices, and librarians and educators will find this a useful resource for sparking thought about the circus, food preferences, and poetry writing.”—School Library Journal
“Kawa’s exuberant illustrations easily keep pace with Hosford’s rhymes, conjuring a memorable cast. . . . It’s a highly enjoyable and inventive blend of circus feats and culinary treats.”—Publishers Weekly
“Hosford’s cast of characters and unique culinary approach make for an enjoyable, coherent collection. Kawa’s detailed illustrations steal the show, injecting a wild sort of energy into the proceedings.”—Booklist
“Enjoy a ringside seat and be enthralled by a circus that’s like no other.”—Kirkus Reviews
Illustrator: Cosei Kawa
Cosei Kawa is an award-winning Japanese artist. His many accolades include the CCBC Choices best-of-the-year list, the Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medal, and the Turry's Picture Book Award.
Author: Kate Hosford
Kate Hosford is the author of several picture books, including Infinity and Me which won the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award and was named an ALA Notable Children's Book. She lives in Brooklyn.