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ISBN13: 9780763630904
ISBN10: 076363090x
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With stunning artwork and a rhyming text, the illustrator of the Mercy Watson books tells a tale of human-animal connection full of humor and heart.

When a circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, the poor animals are left on their own to swim the chilly waters. Staggering onto a nearby island, they soon win over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways. So well do the critters blend in that when the greedy circus owner returns to claim them, villagers of all species conspire to outsmart the bloated blowhard. With buoyant rhymes and brilliantly caricatured illustrations evoking the early nineteenth century, Chris Van Dusen presents a hugely entertaining tale about the bonds of community — and a rare hidden-pictures spread for eagle-eyed readers of all ages.

Synopsis:

With stunning artwork, the illustrator of Kate DiCamillo's Mercy Watson books tells a tale of human-animal connection, with buoyant rhymes and brilliantly caricatured illustrations evoking the early 19th century. Full color.

Synopsis:

For anyone with a beloved pet, this delightful and heartwarming story set at the circus shows that quiet qualities like friendship, kindness, and loyalty are important and worthy.

 

Jane is an ordinary dog in an extraordinary circus. She isn't strong, graceful, or brave like her family. When she tries to be those things, Jane just doesn't feel like herself, but she also doesn't feel special. Is she really meant for this kind of life? Her Ringmaster thinks so, but not for the reasons Jane believes.

 

Ordinary can be extraordinary!

Synopsis:

Hooray!

Someone's coming to play with you.

Can you guess who?

In this wonderful read-aloud

for very young children,

Gramma comes to visit

and brings a surprise . . . or two

. . . or three.

And a lot of the fun is guessing

which surprise is next!

Part thoughtful play,

part playful imagination,

this tongue tickling tale

of funny animals and loving family

will entertain and involve children

with each turn of the page!

About the Author

Chris Van Dusen is the illustrator of the Mercy Watson books by Kate DiCamillo. He wrote and illustrated IF I BUILT A CAR, an E.B. White Read Aloud Award Winner. He lives in Maine.

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V-, January 27, 2010 (view all comments by V-)
The age range listed for this book is 4-8 years. I read it to my two year old almost every night at his request. He loves it, I love it. I've recommended the book to several others and all have enjoyed it as much as we have. Great story, beautifully illustrated. Looking forward to more from Chris Van Dusen.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763630904
Author:
Van Dusen, Chris
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Dusen, Chris Van
Author:
Harrison, Hannah
Author:
Manders, John
Author:
Harrison, Hannah E.
Author:
Yum, Hyewon
Author:
Joosse, Barbara
Subject:
Action & Adventure - Survival Stories
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
animals;circus;picture book;friendship;maine;ships;rhyming;boats;kindergarten;community;caring;humor;fiction;rhyme
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9.5 x 10 in 1 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763630904 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With stunning artwork, the illustrator of Kate DiCamillo's Mercy Watson books tells a tale of human-animal connection, with buoyant rhymes and brilliantly caricatured illustrations evoking the early 19th century. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
For anyone with a beloved pet, this delightful and heartwarming story set at the circus shows that quiet qualities like friendship, kindness, and loyalty are important and worthy.

 

Jane is an ordinary dog in an extraordinary circus. She isn't strong, graceful, or brave like her family. When she tries to be those things, Jane just doesn't feel like herself, but she also doesn't feel special. Is she really meant for this kind of life? Her Ringmaster thinks so, but not for the reasons Jane believes.

 

Ordinary can be extraordinary!

"Synopsis" by ,
Hooray!

Someone's coming to play with you.

Can you guess who?

In this wonderful read-aloud

for very young children,

Gramma comes to visit

and brings a surprise . . . or two

. . . or three.

And a lot of the fun is guessing

which surprise is next!

Part thoughtful play,

part playful imagination,

this tongue tickling tale

of funny animals and loving family

will entertain and involve children

with each turn of the page!

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