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Felix eats up /

by Wells, Rosemary [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Wells, Rosemary. Felix & Fiona: Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780763695484; 0763695483.Subject(s): Food habits -- Fiction | Friendship -- FictionSummary: When Felix goes to a restaurant with Fiona to celebrate her half-birthday, he confronts an anxiety-provoking menu.
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When picky eater Felix finds himself in a pickle, his best friend, Fiona, gently helps him widen his culinary horizons.Felix brings the same lunch to school every day: sprouts on buttered oat bread. He will also eat pasta with butter. And he loves macaroni and cheese. No need to try anything new. But on the night of his friend Fiona's half-birthday celebration, Felix finds himself facing down an unfamiliar - and anxiety-provoking - menu. Will he leave the restaurant hungry, or can Fiona convince him to give new tastes a try? With singular compassion and humour, Rosemary Wells once again shows how friendship can help buffer a familiar moment of childhood angst.

When Felix goes to a restaurant with Fiona to celebrate her half-birthday, he confronts an anxiety-provoking menu.

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Horn Book Review

In the guinea pig pals fourth book together (beginning with Felix Stands Tall), cautious Felix steps out of his comfort zone again, cheered on along the way by best friend Fiona. Felix, who is particular about food and has no need to try anything new, feels safe eating at Fionas house because hes sure her mother will make my favorite macaroni and cheeseas she always does! Not this time, Fiona informs him; tonight, they are going out to a Chinese restaurant to celebrate her half-birthday. Kids like Felix will recognize his habit of negative thoughts when confronted with unexpected changes. Wells sensitively portrays Felixs anxiety in both text and art. Hes never labeled as picky or difficult; Fiona is depicted as consistently upbeat and encouraging (frustrated caregivers, take note). Wellss recognizable, friendly watercolor and pencil illustrations gently portray Felixs concerns about the unfamiliar without allowing them to overwhelm the story. At storys end, despite his fears, Felix gamely eats twelve new things! Food-averse kids probably wont experience such instant and dramatic results, but they will likely be comforted to see that they arent alone in their food fears. kitty Flynn September/October 2019 p.75(c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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