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  • Published: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2006.
  • Year Published: 2006
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 1 v. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0152053638
  • 9780152053635

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Tree-ring circus

by Rex, Adam.

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Call number: E REX

Available Copies: Downtown Youth PicBks, West Youth Picture Books

Additional Details

In this cumulative tale, a tree becomes a hiding place for various animals, a runaway circus clown, and even an elephant. In a quiet little lea, several miles out of town, a tree grows. It becomes home to sparrows, chipmunks, a whopping big bee . . . a runaway clown? Two poodles? An ape? Wait a minute. In his quirky but realistic style, Rex creates the greatest show on earth--or at least, in a tree. The surprising text is part word game, part counting game, and part mystery. The illustrations are pure, beautiful mayhem, loaded with boisterous energy and cunning little critters that readers will love to chase through the pages.

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rich illustrations

My 11yo son and I both really enjoyed the rich illustrations in this book, but my 6yo son pronounced it "boring." The description pegs it as part counting game, and perhaps some we could have played that up somewhat while reading, but that angle probably appeals more to younger children (e.g. preschoolers). I do like how some of the characters are also seen in Pssst!

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