Feeding the Flying Fanellis by Kate Hosford Book Review

Feeding the Flying Fanellis: And Other Poems from a Circus Chef by Kate Hosford
Illustrations by Cosei Kawa
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Release Date: October 1, 2015

What kinds of food keep a circus going? What else? Hot sauce for the fire eater. Ostrich a la mode for the gourmet lion. A rather strict diet for the tightrope walkers.

A book of poetry that tries hard to be Shel Silverstein, but felt rather hit or miss throughout. The rhymes felt forced at the poems were overly long, each idea going on longer a few stanzas past interesting. Some of the poems were interesting though and the kinds of foods that each circus act and animal ate were punny enough o get a few chuckles. On a better note, the illustrations by Cosei Kawa were fantastic, full of vibrant colors that made the turning of each page a feast for the eyes.