Verhelst, Marlies, and Faas, Linde The Feast for the King Lemniscaat, 2014. $16.95 PICTURE BOOK
Tarantula has created a beefed topped cake for the Kings Birthday,
the problem is that the beef has disappeared! One by one Tarantula confronts
the jungle animals and even asks to see in their mouths. He finds out that
elephant eats sticks, giraffes only eat plants, and more. Will he find the
thief in time for the party?
I found the illustrations to be so abysmal
that I can’t recommend this book. I like the idea of it, introducing younger
readers to jungle animals, and the concept that animals have different diets
(herbivore vs carnivore vs omnivore, ect), but there was a stilted awkwardness to
the wording that I found a bit off as well. I wouldn’t add this to my school
EL(K-3) –NO Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.