PreS-Gr 2 Younger children who have older siblings will relate well to this delightful story of Little Bear, whose family performs in the Papagini Circus. He longs to take part in the performances but is told that he is too littleuntil one night, when, through a series of accidents, he becomes featured in a way that he never imagined. The combination of bears and a circus background is a sure winner with children, and the story is enhanced by delicate oil paintings in bright circus-like colors. Crespi details the costumes of the performers and animals and sets the paintings on white backgrounds. A circus story that children will listen to anytime. Carol McMichael, Greenfield Pub. Lib., Ind.