Monday, September 20, 2010
wendy, gus gordon (viking)
wendy is a chicken with dreams. she dreams of daring feats, adventure and fame.
after she dings her beak falling from the high wire (a rope strung above the farmyard) she meets a circus bear in the hospital and goes on to be the amazing flying chicken at monty mcfloos mostly spectacular travelling circus!
but will wendy be able to cope with the pressures and the reality of fame? or will it all end in disaster?
i love the sepia-tone "photos" of wendy doing her daring deeds. and all the little details in the background - signs and little animals and all that. this is a lovely book. and so funny.
thanks to jen for bringing this one back to my attention. i have strung up a high-wire at home and am training little sophie, peggy, joan and pearl in the circus arts. so far all they can do is flap their little wings, peck the side of the box and poo in their water.