Circus: Over 50 flaps plus seek-and-find!

Circus: Over 50 flaps plus seek-and-find!

by Roxie Munro
     
 

From the Astounding Agile Acrobats and the Elephant Ballet, to terrific trapeze stunts and high-wire acts at dizzying heights, there's always lots to see at the circusand lots to do, too!

Over 50 flaps to lift, plus a seek-and-find on every spread. There are objects to look for in each picturebut to find them, readers have to find the hidden rhyme first. This

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From the Astounding Agile Acrobats and the Elephant Ballet, to terrific trapeze stunts and high-wire acts at dizzying heights, there's always lots to see at the circusand lots to do, too!

Over 50 flaps to lift, plus a seek-and-find on every spread. There are objects to look for in each picturebut to find them, readers have to find the hidden rhyme first. This colorful, engaging book will entice curious young detectives to scan each page over and over.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Like Munro's Doors (Chronicle, 2003), Circus features a popular combination: lift-the-flaps and seek-and-find. The book begins with a group of clowns in their dressing room getting ready to entertain the crowd and ends with all the performers marching around the three rings that make up the arena. Children will enjoy lifting the flaps to view bright, colored-ink pictures of trapeze artists, acrobats, horseback riders, and performing animals doing their thing. Gatefolds, layered lift-the-flaps, and flaps that fold out more than once to indicate movement will keep little hands busy. Even the endpapers lift, like the entrance to the Big Top. Clues written in rhyming verse ask readers to find items in the illustrations: "Look for/a horn,/sunglasses,/a cowboy hat;/an umbrella,/Fred the Dog,/and Max the Cat." The dog and cat are in all of the picture puzzles, and the objects to be discovered are not difficult to locate. The background on most spreads is a soft blue-gray with the center a pale cream, as if created by a spotlight focused on the acts. More than 50 flaps make this title a challenge for libraries, but the pages are sturdy.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A tour of the big top, with scores of flaps to lift. The colorful surprises in Munro's book begin with the inside cover, where a striped tent can be lifted to reveal a clown holding several strings and a ringmaster in a top hat. Lift the clown and discover the author's name spelled out on balloons. Lift the ringmaster's hat and it tips in welcome. The reader gets to visit virtually every member of the circus family: trapeze artists, trained horses, acrobats, high-wire walkers, elephants, lions and their tamers. Many of the flaps have extra discoveries-the high-wire bicyclist rides all the way from one side of his two-page spread to the other via a multi-fold flap. The penultimate picture features two flaps that open to reveal the entire circus spread over four pages. There's very little text, but each two-page spread features a Waldo-esque challenge to find various items. A winning concept expertly executed; could become a young child's favorite book. (Picture book. 2-7)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811852098
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
747,558
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
1 - 18 Years

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