Barney Saltzberg The Flying Garbanzos

ISBN 13: 9780517709788

The Flying Garbanzos

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It's Beanie Garbanzo's second birthday, and he has only one thing on his mind: cake! After his sister and brother are sent to fetch it, the cake (which sports wings) takes off. A hair-raising cake chase ensues with Beanie, sister Ima, brother Jake, and pet monkey Harry that leaves readers guessing what Beanie will do when he finally gets his cake. Vibrant, eye-catching art makes this delicious picture book a delight for parents to share with toddlers and older siblings alike.

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"When the Flying Garbanzos throw a birthday party for two-year-old Beanie, they don't need to rent a clown or circus animals. A trapeze already hangs from their kitchen ceiling, and an elephant, seal and monkey live with them in their multicolored Victorian abode. They require only a special cake. . . . Saltzberg builds anticipation for the elusive confection: 'Are you going to sing to your cake?' Beanie's mom asks. 'I bet you're going to kiss your cake when you get it!' says his brother. Big, bold exclamations and smaller narrative text mimic the spectacular swoops and tumbles of the Garbanzos, who always land on their
feet. . . . Fast action and shouted dialogue ensure that the pages turn in a hurry, and Beanie culminates this amiable tale like a true Garbanzo: with a death-defying swan dive into the icing."--Publishers Weekly
"Full of suspense and death-defying antics, this birthday party is more fun than a circus."--Booklist

"This is sure to be a hit after a visit to the circus, at birthday time, or anytime at all."--School Library Journal

About the Author:

BARNEY SALTZBERG has written an illustrated a number of picture books and pop-up books for children, including Mrs' Morgan's lawn; Where, Oh, Where's My Underwear?; Show and Tell; and Phoebe and the Spelling Bee. He also performs for children, playing guitar and singing original songs. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Susan, and their two children, Lily and Arthur, along with a menagerie of dogs, frogs, and fish, and a hamster named pinky.

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