"Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them."
- Arnold Lobel


Every Tuesday is Book Review Day, where I review and recommend a children's book.

Every Wednesday is Wise Owl Wednesday, where you can butter up your brain with some children's literature facts - history, milestones, trivia ... stop by here to learn a little something about the amazing world of books for the young!

Every Thursday is Literacy Tip Day, where I offer literacy suggestions for your children based upon my teaching and parenting experience.

Keep cozy this fall with a good book!

06 July 2010

Book Review #13 :: The Secret Circus by Johanna Wright ::

The Secret Circus

The Secret Circus
Written and Illustrated by Johanna Wright
Published by Roaring Book Press
Copyright 2009

"Somewhere, deep in the city of Paris, there is a circus that is so small, and so secret ... only the mice know how to find it."

Publisher's Summary:  Somewhere, deep in the city of Paris, is a circus so small and so secret that only the mice know how to find it.  Do you want to know what happens there? Get under the covers with this book and a flashlight and find out.  But sssshhhh! Don't tell anybody.  It's a secret.

Mary Elizabeth's Musings:  Where has this little book been hiding?? It is absolutely glorious and endlessly delightful!! Before going any further, I must disclose that I love all things Paris ... so I am a bit partial to the setting.  However, the setting is an integral part of this lovely piece of literature.  Written in soothing, repetitive prose, this book begs to be read aloud again and again to eager toddlers.  Ms. Wright beckons the reader into the mice's secret world within Paris through her exceptional use of repetitive language.  The illustrations are beautifully reminiscent of the Babar book series, and gracefully reveal the beauty of Paris in luminous echoes of light within Ms. Wright's artwork.  This is a perfect bedtime book to lull your sleepy little ones to sleep.

This book is recommended for ages 1 - 4 years.

If you love the beautiful city of Paris as I do, here are some other book recommendations:

Adele & SimonThe Red Balloon (Oberon Book)MadelineMadeline Says MerciCharlotte in Paris

Eloise in Paris (Eloise Series)The Story of Babar (Babar Books (Random House))The Travels of Babar

Clue #1 for Mystery Friend Friday :: Violet ::

.: This post is a part of "Tot Tuesdays" held at Delicious Ambiguity :.

1 comment:

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