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Tree-Ring Circus by Adam Rex
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Tree-Ring Circus (2006)

by Adam Rex

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"Tree Ring Circus" is a silly poem about circus animals escaping and trying to hide in a tree from the circus owners. The illustrations are fun, colorful and humorous and help tell the story. The story itself is fun to read and is written to make children laugh. My biggest complaint about the book is that it uses multiple fonts and some of them are difficult to read. A child reading this book on their own could struggle with parts of it. Because it features a lot of numbers and animals, this book could be used with younger children to introduce numbers, counting, and different kinds of animals.
  BrettMartin | Jan 18, 2017 |
The engaging illustrations are sure to suprise! original and full of fun, kids are delighted with the silliness of all different kinds of wierd animals and creatures in a tree.
  jaia | Jun 7, 2009 |
Comical and classy in text and art. There aren't many kids' books I'd pay $20 for, but this is one. Superb entertainment, bravo! ( )
  yarb | Dec 21, 2007 |
Rex's first book - it shows a lot of promise and hints at the truly tremendous work that follows. ( )
  omphalos02 | Dec 10, 2007 |
Who knew that I could ever love a picture book that features a clown? Adam Rex is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors for children. The rhythm and rhyme are really fun here, and the story is an inventive take on the too-many-in-the-given-object genre. His illustrations are engaging at a glance and worth pouring over. LOVE IT! ( )
  adge73 | Sep 29, 2006 |
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For ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages
Thanks to Tamson and Marie for their thoughtfulness and help. -- A.R.
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One seed in the ground, three miles out of town.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152053638, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:14 -0400)

In this cumulative tale, a tree becomes a hiding place for various animals, a runaway circus clown, and even an elephant.

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