Browse Abstracts (22 total)

| by Hegi, Ursula

Trudi dreams of being tall and feels there are no other dwarfs like her until she meets Pia who teaches her to accept the way she is and that she is not alone. Pia talks about when other drawfs from around the world in Russia, Italy, France and Portugal, Trudi learns to feel normal and beautiful.

| by Blance, Ellen & Cook, Ann

Monster takes a trip to the circus. While there, he sees many different circus performances. To everyone's surprise, Monster has an act to include himself into the circus ring.

| by Blake, Quentin

Clown and his friends are thrown into a garbage can in the city by a woman who no longer wants them around. Clown, however, hops out of the garbage and wanders the city to look for someone to love them. By accident, Clown finds a family and he and his buddies live happily ever after. (A Wordless Book)

| by Gianni, Enzo

Zorina is considered too young to dance with the other elephants at the circus. The clowns, realizing how much Zorina wants to dance, teaches her. Modoc, the star elephant, becomes sick from eating too many peanuts. Zorina surprises everyone and dances so well that she becomes a star.

| by Daly, Niki

Angelo Polo is a young boy who passionately wants to be a clown like his grandfather Zan Polo. His grandfather tells him that the theater is no place for a little boy. Finally, Zan Polo tells Angelo that he can be the little red rooster who crows in the last act. So, Angelo scurries and runs all over the city to prepare for his performance during the carnival. It turns out that Angelo is an excellent rooster and his grandfather agrees that the theater can be a place for a little boy.

| by Thaler, Mike

After the smile flies off the clown, he must chase it from the lion tamer to the mayor's wife. After staying away for awhile, the smile comes back to the clown.

| by Falwell, Cathryn

The antics of a circus clown includes magical appearances and word play. Bright colors bring magic to life.

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| by Faulkner, Nancy

Pete wakes up on his eighth birthday excited to find out what presents he received. He receives a clown suit he had been hoping for. He goes to the circus to perform with his father who is also a clown. The ringmaster allows him, and he has the best act of all the clowns.

| by Munsch, Robert

A little girl is determined to go shopping in a place called Kapuskasing. Her father stops her from going several times, but Gah-ning doesn't give up. Finally she ends up getting there by balloons.

| by Vincent, Gabrielle

Celestine is bored, so Ernest dresses her up like a clown and takes her to the circus. Ernest used to work at the circus so they end up doing an act together and are loved by the audience.

| by Whatley, Bruce

The three little pigs move out to build their own homes. But when the big, bad wolf comes, the first two pigs escape to the brick house. Throughout the ordeal, the pigs hear a mysterious voice that turns out to be the illustrator. The illustrator runs out of paint while finishing the story and finally saves the pigs by changing them and the wolf into Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

| by Kalman, Maira

Through desriptive words and pictures, the various acts of a circus are described. For example, the tight rope is described with words actually on the rope.

| by Wiseman, B.

Boris takes Morris to the circus where he tries to be an acrobat, a high wire walker, and a lion tamer. In the end, he finds out that he is best at being a clown.

| by Wildsmith, Brian

Vivid colors and movement across each page makes a reader feel like they are actually at a circus. Come see the different animals and people that perform in a circus!

| by Goennel, Heidi

The circus is a great place to be!People and animals perform various tricks that the children wait each year to see.

| by Reeves, Katherine

Henry and his dog, Laura, live and travel with the circus. When a problem occurs with their newest member, a giraffe, Henry has to do some critical thinking to solve the problem. Henry becomes friends with the cloud eater in the process.

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

Join Jesse Bear on his trip to an amusement park. Jesse Bear counts everything from his shoes to the bumper cars to the stars in the sky.

| by Rascal

A dwarf, Duke, listens to a bear, Oregon, and releases him into the forest. They have a long journey there together but eventually make it.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.//Archambault, John

A little girl describes her adventure on a merry-go-round using the sights and sounds around her.

| by Lobel, Anita

Pierrot is a lonely clown who decides to visit his friend, Pierrette. He decides to get a basket and take her several things from his garden. Each item begins with a different letter from the alphabet.
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