This is one of the BEST children’s books I have read in a LONG time. The rhyme flows REALLY well so it is an easy read. The illustrations capture a child’s (and mine) attention. Absolutely love it! Meet Fatapiller who lives on a red island in a big tree. What’s his favorite food? Why, leaves of course! Uh oh! One day a strong wind comes and Fatapiller falls out of the tree. Who does he pass on his way down? More importantly who does he meet at the bottom and what does his “rescuer” want? How does Fatapiller trick him? What struck me first, when opening this book, were the absolutely gorgeous, vivid illustrations and the punctuation! SO SO refreshing to read a children’s book that is punctuated correctly! Yes, I was provided a copy by the author but no, that has not influenced my review. I only give credit where credit is due and this book deserves the 5 stars I have awarded it. Thanks, Liz
I just finished reading Fatapiller. It is an adorable children's story. Full of flowing poetry, Fatapiller is beautifully illustrated. Very engaging. A story with a sound plot and a definite sense of victory over life's obstacles and trials. Geared toward smallish children (although this middle-aged kid loved it, as well), it keeps their eyes glued, hearts pounding, wondering what will happen next. I cannot wait to read it to my tiny human!
'I absolutely loved this book. The illustrations are magical, bright and captivating, children will be lost in them for sure. The story is well written, with a wonderful message to remind us to ‘be in the moment’
I love this story; it’s fun and lively, and has a fresh plot but a universal theme about being present and using one’s wits, as opposed to living in the future based on greed. It’s great!
I read this story to my kids last night and they had a laugh at Mr. Gecko’s fate. Just when he thought he had Fatapiller fooled, tables turned and the joke was on him. My older boys loved the illustrations and I liked the wonderful artwork – Fatapiller was precisely and cutely illustrated, I couldn’t help but gush over him. My youngest (5-year old) son read the poem version of the story and it was really sweet. He told me he liked butterflies and I can tell that Fatapiller really inspired him. We all hope to read more about Fatapiller’s adventures and the other interesting characters that S.R.Bunting would be writing about soon!' 5 out of 5 coffees
Beginning to read novels at an early age can boost the imagination of children and naturally teaches them many moral values that come rather difficult to them. And this book is excellent for this purpose. The book is perfect for kids, with an easy-to-understand language. The cover is attractive and the truely gorgeous illustrations, inside the book, have also been done colourfully to make the young readers glued to the book. The book is very engaging and full of rhymes. The story is quite simple, but is enough to motivate a kid to overcome every obstacle, just as the Fatapiller did. I would surely recommend this book for young readers!