From Caldecott Honor artist and author of the best-selling How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World comes a hilarious picture book romp about the things you can learn and the fun you can have at the circus. When Emeline's teacher, Miss Splinter, takes the second grade on a field trip to the circus, she's careful to make sure it's a learning experience. While she reads -- the text of the book consists of her "lessons" -- the pictures show Emeline getting mixed up in the performances in the circus ring. She becomes a lion tamer, an acrobat, a trapeze artist, and more, before Miss Splinter realizes what's going on. Marjorie Priceman's vibrant, saturated paintings make this dazzling sight gag a feast for the eye. Children will applaud Emeline, laugh out loud at Miss Splinter, and painlessly soak up a few facts about animals, acrobats, and circuses along the way.
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Second-grade teacher Ms. Splinter takes going to the circus very seriously. After all, there is important circus-related information that she must communicate to her class. And that means no fidgeting. Ms. Splinter's mini-dissertations on various circus animals and performers make up the text of this lively picture book: "According to the dictionary, clown comes from the Old Norse word klonne, meaning 'clumsy fellow.' Now, sit still, class, hands on laps. Let's leave the clowning to the clowns." What Ms. Splinter doesn't know (but readers do know from the pictures), is that young Emeline slips away from the class to feed peanuts to the elephant, is swooped up by the elephant's trunk, is plunked down in front of a klonne, and becomes part of the circus herself! Caldecott Honor winner Marjorie Priceman's breathtakingly gorgeous, color-soaked illustrations tell their own story as Emeline swings from a tightrope, nearly falls into a hippo's mouth, is saved by a strongman, faces off with a tiger, and kisses a monkey. Only when Emeline starts performing on the flying trapeze does Ms. Splinter catch on. "What an expert aerialist!" she cries. "What a brave little..." "EMELINE!?!" Needless to say, kids will relish the fact that Ms. Splinter is left in the dark as Emeline has her day in the sun. (Click to see a sample spread. Copyright 1999 by Marjorie Priceman. Reproduced with permission of Alfred A. Knopf.) (Ages 5 and older, best for reading aloud) --Karin SnelsonFrom the Back Cover:
"Hilarious....Priceman has captured the thrill and excitement of the big top." — School Library Journal
"A raucous visual entertainment...bold and energetic." — The New York Times
"A rambunctious parody." — The Horn Book Magazine
"A child’s circus fantasy explosion." — Kirkus Reviews, Pointer
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Descripción Knopf, New York, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. Priceman, Marjorie Ilustrador. 1st Edition. 1st edition/1st printing; signed on a book plate; Dj wrapped in Brodart mylar. Book Plate Signed By Author/Il. Nº de ref. de la librería 7863
Descripción Knopf, 1999. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: NEW. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. FREE TRACKING FAST SHIPPING Brand new, unread large hardcover. Some discoloration on top edge of front end paper but otherwise in excellent condition. Pages clean, crisp and unmarked!. Nº de ref. de la librería 078058
Descripción Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0679876855
Descripción Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110679876855