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"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Review: Let's Have A Bite! by Robert Forbes

A Banquet of Beastly Rhymes

Here is Robert Forbes with another book of wildly imaginative poems, 33 in all, about his friends, theunexpected critters and beasties that inhabit his world. Illustrated again by the master of caricatures, Ronald Searle, LET'S HAVE A BITE! abounds with fun and energy. Be sure to look for the mouse peeking out of every drawing! This delightful book is designed to give the whole family a good time, and because each poem is in rhyme, it is perfect for reading aloud. With the tremendous variety of animals, from voles to dingoes and narwhals, kids will be entertained and stimulated, as will parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians. So come in and explore this banquet of beastly rhymes!

Whimsical illustrations and clever poetry make this entertaining for children and adults. Each of the thirty-three poems features different animals in comedic situations that often includes a moral. Among them are Flick the fly the uninvited dinner guest, Betty Baboon the baker and Tammy the tiger who is always late. The illustrations are especially entertaining with at least one for every poem. Bright colors and silly expressions on imaginary creatures enhance the rhymes. And one little creature can be found hiding in every picture. This is a read-a-loud that's fun to share with a little person in your life. I did!

Thank you to Overlook Press for a copy of this book to review.

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Illustrator's tribute

Publisher: The Overlook Press
Release date: 10/10
Pages: 96
Price/format: $19.95/hardcover
Type: Juvenile fiction

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an adorable book to read. Thank you for the review.


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