You See a Circus. I See...

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A young acrobat shows his friends around the big top, but all is not as it seems. His uncle, the strongman, always manages to lose their wrestling matches. The scary-looking tattooed man is a regular Joe who likes to pull funny practical jokes. And the daring trapeze artists make their son do homework just like everyday parents! Lively watercolors capture the excitement of the circus and the coziness of home.

A young boy, who is a member of an acrobat family, ...

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Overview

A young acrobat shows his friends around the big top, but all is not as it seems. His uncle, the strongman, always manages to lose their wrestling matches. The scary-looking tattooed man is a regular Joe who likes to pull funny practical jokes. And the daring trapeze artists make their son do homework just like everyday parents! Lively watercolors capture the excitement of the circus and the coziness of home.

A young boy, who is a member of an acrobat family, describes the people and activities of his circus home.

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PreS-Gr 3-Step right up! A young boy introduces readers to both the stars of the circus and the members of his extended family. "You see a strong man./Solid as stone, strong as a bear,/Muscles bulging everywhere..../I see my uncle./He picks me up with just one arm/And tells me I'm his lucky charm." The pictures are great fun as the boy stands triumphantly on his uncle's vanquished form or when he surprises his not-so-fearless teacher who doubles as the lion tamer. McGrory's watercolors delight with shadowy washes of the audience behind the lively scenes in the spotlight and amusing details everywhere. Team this up with Paul Fleischman's Sidewalk Circus (Candlewick, 2004) and Crockett Johnson's Harold's Circus (HarperCollins, 1981) for the Greatest Show, er, storyhour, on Earth!-Bina Williams, Bridgeport Public Library, CT Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580891554
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 799,742
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.17 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Downs has written several books for children including PIG GIGGLES (Chronicle Books) and THE NOISY AIRPLANE (Tricycle Press). Mike lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with his family.
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