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Your First Day of Circus School by Tara…

Your First Day of Circus School

by Tara Lazar

Other authors: Melissa Crowton (Illustrator)

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Author Tara Lazar and illustrator Melissa Crowton join forces in this circus-themed picture-book about a common childhood experience: namely, the first day of school. Woken by his elder brother, a little boy is prepared for school, and peppered with advice by the narrator. Although the words could be read as pertaining to any school experience, the artwork depicts various circus-related circumstances...

Having enjoyed other books from both Lazar (The Monstore, I Thought This Was a Bear Book, etc.) and Crowton (Mousie, I Will Read to You), I fully expected to enjoy Your First Day of Circus School. All in all, I found it a fun and fresh take on a well-explored theme, although I wouldn't describe it as a new favorite. Somehow Lazar's story idea wasn't as amusing here as in some of her others, while Crowton's artwork, although colorful and bright, wasn't as winsome as in the Mousie book. Despite these quibbles, overall I did enjoy the book, and would certainly recommend it to those looking for new "first day of school" stories for the picture-book set. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jun 14, 2019 |
This is such a fun book. It is a story in metaphor. It sets out the first day of school as a circus rather than just any other first day of school books. The illustrations are awesome. They are simple, but colorful and help the metaphor play out well. ( )
  LibrarianRyan | May 10, 2019 |
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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages! It's the most amazing day on earth: the first day of school! It can be a daunting prospect, but don't worry - your big brother can show you the ropes. Join a nervous boy and his enthusiastic older brother as they navigate the highs and lows of a first day at school . . . except this school is a big top, and the teacher is named Miss Stupendous, and the cafeteria can be a zoo, literally!
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