The Beastly Feast

by Bruce Goldstone and Blair Lent

"The beasts are having a feast! Animals from everywhere come with tasty food to share.... read more

"The beasts are having a feast! Animals from everywhere come with tasty food to share. . . . / Bears bring pears. Parrots bring carrots. / Antelope bring cantaloupe. Puffins bring muffins. / Mosquitoes bring burritos. Fishes bring knishes." As the fleas push their peas uphill, all seems to be going well at the beastly feast until the flies drop one of their pies and all the food and animals get mixed up. The only order remaining at the feast is in Goldstone rollicking rhyme which describes the mixed-up mess and brings the story to a satisfying conclusion (which involves some armadillos). Blair Lent's brightly colored prints capture the spirit of Goldstone's nonsensical verse--just how would a mosquito carry a burrito anyway? Lent has figured it all out! (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1998

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