Spotlights glow—let’s start the show!
As the circus train rolls into town, excited children and their parents get in line for their chance to experience the Big Top. Clowns paint faces and people scurry to their seats. Then the show begins, wrapping readers in all the wonders of the circus. Dancing elephants, flipping trapeze artists, and pie-throwing clowns captivate both young and old. Jennifer Cole Judd’s text is a treat for the ears with its simple, evocative rhymes, while Melanie Matthews’s delightful illustrations capture the fun and spectacle of the circus. Readers will be cheering, Encore! Encore!
About the Author
Jennifer Cole Judd has dreamed of joining the circus, but for now she’s content with writing children’s poetry and books and perfecting her juggling act with her children and little dog. Her poems and stories have appeared in several children’s magazines. She coedited and contributed to An Eyeball in My Garden, a spooky middle-grade poetry anthology featuring fourteen children’s poets. Circus Train is her first picture book. Jennifer currently resides in Texas. Learn more: www.jennifercolejudd.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The 'Circus Train' gives quite a ride. It takes the child right inside the circus tent, with lights aglow. Get ready for “The Greatest Show.” Like elephants that love to dance, and fancy horses in a prance. Dogs on balls. A tightrope girl. Acrobats that spin and twirl. Trapeze ladies flying high. Clowns with faces full of pie. Done in simple perfect rhymes It will be read a thousand times. Once you board the 'Circus Train' you’ll love to ride it all again. Circus Train is a wonderful book for children, parents, and Pre-K teachers. Jennifer Cole Judd’s simple rhyming text is a treat for children’s ears and the story is a great introduction to young readers of the fun and stimulation of a circus. Parents reading to their child will have many discussions about the characters found in the colorful illustrations. And Pre-K Directors could most definitely incorporate it into other curriculum lessons like math, science and social studies. Great job, Ms. Judd. Looking forward to more.