Monday, July 15, 2013
The Man from the Land of Fandango
Author: Margaret Mahy
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
Publication Year: 2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: Kirkus Best Book
Summary: The man from Fandango is a round-face, red-cheeked character who only comes to town every 500 years (so you'd better be home when he calls). This silly rhyming book tells the story of what he does when he comes to visit-- dancing, flying, and cavorting with lots of animals, including dinosaurs. The text is written in a curled form and the illustrations are child-like watercolor and collage.
Classroom Ideas: There is rhyme (break and a drink and a cake) and lots of alliteration (friendly fandandical way, tingle and tongle and tangle) here; but mostly this book is just exuberant fun.