Title: Foodhand Elbownose
Author: Kiah Thomas and Connah Brecon (illustrator)
Age Classification: Children’s
Publisher: Little Hare Books
Release: November 1, 2019
Available Format(s): Hardcover
Max’s foot has had enough and wants to become a hand. Being accommodating, Max agrees. Then his elbow decides it wants to be a nose. After that, it does not take long for all of Max’s body parts to change locations on his body.
It is light-hearted but also a bit silly in a way that will make children giggle. Thomas did a great job of writing a humorous story using simple language accessible to very young readers.
Max seems like a sweet character given how accommodating he is to all his body parts, though it is nice to see that he can also stand up for himself. I think Max’s behaviour can act as a lesson to children: We should all be nice and do what we can to make others happy, but not to the point where you are compromising your own happiness and wellbeing.
The illustrations by Brecon are soft sketch-like drawings with crayon-like linework giving the images a softer appearance. There is a nice balance of muted and bright colours throughout the book with the colouring work looking much like one would expect to see on a child’s drawing. I think this helps connect the book with its target audience.
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆
What body parts would you switch if you could or had to?
I think I would swap a knee and an elbow. They are both joints, so I would just have to hope my elbow is up to the task of carrying me around the way my knee has to.
Let me know your answer in the comments!
Until next time bibliophiles!