The Circus Ship Big Book

The Circus Ship Big Book

by Chris Van Dusen


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763655938
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/13/2011
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 663,599
Product dimensions: 17.70(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Circus Ship Big Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
NonnieKM More than 1 year ago
I discovered this book through my granddaughter who had borrowed it from her school library. She begged me to read it over and over again. I found it to be very enjoyable. The illustrations are bright and very animated. Coupled with the sing song verse in which it is written, I found it to be very captivating. We enjoyed this book so much, I immediately purchased it so all the grandchildren can enjoy it. If ordering online be aware that this book comes in two formats. I recommend the hardback version. There is a paperback floor version that I feel is too bulky and would be difficult to store or keep in good condition.
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