HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Circus Adventures
Author and Illustrator: Lindsey Wolter
Publisher: Landmark Editions, 1996
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Ages 2-5
Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Wolter, Lindsey. Circus Adventures (published in 1996 by Landmark Editions). What child has not, at some time or another, dreamed about being part of the circus? In Circus Adventures, a girl named Molly goes to the big top and suddenly becomes part of the show after being swooped up by the lady riding bareback on the horse. She then falls off, lands in the lion’s den, hangs from the trapeze, gets shot out of a cannon, and more. What an experience!
This book, which we checked out of the library when our younger son Jeremy was learning how to read to give him some extra practice, is not about a typical trip to the circus, but is all about motion. The words and the big colorful pictures work together in a way that will fascinate youngsters. It is perfect for pre-readers, who can follow the story from the pictures, and for early readers, who can connect the words to the action. It was a favorite with Jeremy.