Elephants and circus images grace Peter's nursery - so I wasn't surprised when his Mommy chose a circus theme!
One book for NOW...
Of course, when I saw this cloth book of Dr. Seuss's Circus McGurkus 1-2-3 (based on If I Ran the Circus - a family favorite), I knew I had to get it! [for 1-2 year olds]
It's fun and interactive, with a rattle on the page about the "Drum-Tummied Snumm" drumming away on his tumm-tumm. (Peter's favorite page.) Stupendous!
One book for SOON...
A new find, The Secret Circus [ages 2-6], by Johanna Wright, is simply adorable! I was immediately taken in by the quiet opening sentence:
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...
(Read this book in a whisper!)
One book for LATER...
Here is an incredible story that Peter will enjoy when he's a little bit older: The World's Greatest Elephant [ages 6 and up], by Ralph Helfer, based on the true story of an elephant and a boy born on the same day in a small town in Germany. They grew up side by side in the circus (the boy's father was the elephant trainer).
I discovered this poignant book a couple of years ago on Anita Silvey's informative Book-a-Day Almanac website - you can read her post here. The illustrations by Ted Lewin are gorgeous.
AND NOW, INTRODUCING THE BIRTHDAY BOY! (and a surprise...)
|Baby Peter and his Mommy.|
Leave a comment and Peter might just share with you!
- He'll help me choose 1 lucky winner...
- Which book will he be sharing? The Secret Circus
- You can enter two ways: here on my post with a comment, and/or by leaving a comment on my Good Books Facebook page link to this post.
- Giveaway ends Friday, October 18, 2013 at midnight, PST.
- Winner announced on Saturday, October 19, 2013.