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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!
Feeding the circus is a tall order, a boyish chef with the face of a porcelain doll reveals. Hosford's nimble wordplay describes the demands of the circus's hungry, finicky, and sometimes overindulgent performers: a juggler can't be served anything round ("He's growing thin; his plate is bare./ All his food is in the air!"), while a goateed, suit-wearing lion is revealed as a gourmet: "First comes antelope p t ,/ Followed by a consomm ." Kawa's exuberant illustrations easily keep pace with Hosford's rhymes, conjuring a memorable cast that also includes a soup-loving dog, homesick Ukrainian strongman, and picky tightrope walker. It's a highly enjoyable and inventive blend of circus feats and culinary treats. Ages 6 9. Illustrator's agency: Advocate Art.