The Fabulous Flying Fandinis move in down the street from Bobby. At the urging of his parents, Bobby goes for a visit. The...

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THE FABULOUS FLYING FANDINIS

The Fabulous Flying Fandinis move in down the street from Bobby. At the urging of his parents, Bobby goes for a visit. The Fandinis' big Victorian abode, bereft of stairs or walls, is a grand circus venue. Bobby is urged to give the trapeze a whirl (""No way. I might get a nosebleed"") and, on subsequent visits, invited to breakfast on a trampoline (""I might get queasy"") and jump from a high dive (""I could catch a cold""). Finally he confesses, ""I might look stupid."" ""Not if we show you how--just ask!"" offer the Fandinis. Bobby relents, dances upon a clothesline, then gets shot home from a cannon in time for dinner. One of the toughest admissions a child (or adult) can make is handled by newcomer Slyder with aplomb, and the nonjudgmental, welcoming atmosphere--the Fandinis are a kindly lot as well as iconoclasts and superb artistes--allows Bobby to let down his guard. Generous good fun, enriched by Slyder's enthusiastic, extraordinarily detailed artwork.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1996

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Cobblehill

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1996