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The Circus Ship

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    Wonderfully written and excellent illustrations

    We originally borrowed this book from the library and the whole family loved it so much we bought a copy for our 3 year old son. I also sent a copy to my nephew. The illustrations are fun and vivid. The rhyme scheme is brilliant and it's very fun to read out loud. There is even a page near the end that is like a search and find game. My son loves to try to find all the animals. Chris Van Dusen is now my favorite children's book writer. I recommend all his books including "If I built a Car" and "If I built a House".

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2010

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    Circus Ship is PICTURE BOOK PERFECTION!

    I have been reading picture books to my kids for over 16 years and professionally for almost as long and I can tell you with certainty that it is VERY difficult to write a story that rhymes and rhymes WELL. Van Dusen has done just this. His story is full of alliteration, internal rhymes and an overall great sound. I can read this book out loud and not even look at the text most of the time, the rhymes are so perfect! But that is only half of the brilliance of this book!!! Van Dusen's illustrations are INCREDIBLE!!! There is a two page spread that comes near the end of the book that always has my litter listeners getting as close to the book as possible - there are 15 circus animals hidden amongst a normal "main street" scene and the kids NEVER get tired of spotting them. I can read this book over and over quite happily! It makes a beautiful gift!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

    colorful in script and illustration

    I have a girl of seven and a boy of eight and both loved it. The pictures are bright and funny and capture the children's imagination. The story has a flowing rhythm and rhyme that the children follow along with. When you want to encourage children to look at books and to start reading on their own this one is a winner.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    Love It

    I have a 3 year old daughter and she requests that both her father and I both read this story to her EVERY night. It's a fun story and easy to read. She also loves looking for all the animals when they're hiding on the island. All in all a GREAT book. I definitely recommend it to anyone who reads to their children.

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