A Grandiose Gathering
A Grandiose Gathering, written by Chic Cariaga and illustrated by Thelma Kat Ferry, is a fun-loving frolic through a harmonic animal kingdom. The lead character, Foxx Finnegan, assembles the musical menagerie for a benefit concert in his St. Louis theatre. Musical instrument toting animals gather together from across the United States. The book, full of geographical riddles, seek and find pictures, a fun map, secrets, alliteration, and poetry is a fun ride for younger children as they learn their ABC. Adults will love the presence of memories from their childhood. This book builds a bridge between generations as together they learn history through pictures.