Monday, May 12, 2014

The Greatest Star on Earth

Idgie says:
Book Two has come out for this cute circus series of books.  Once again, I personally believe they need to lower the age group for these books.  This is much more for the 4 to 7 group.  Today's 10 year olds wouldn't touch these books.  But they are cute and colorful and contain real stories, not just a sentence a page so I do recommend them for the younger reader. Of course a 4 year old would need them read to them, but that's how the interest starts right!?!  

Book Two of The Show Must Go On
Kate Klise
May 6, 2014
Algonquin Young Readers

Everyone knows Sir Sidney’s Circus is the best in the world. But who’s the star of the show? The Circus Times is having a contest to find out. Just thinking about it gives Sir Sidney a worrywart, and it’s quickly clear why. Soon after he goes off to rest, the performers start thinking too much about winning the trophy and not enough about putting on a good show.

Meanwhile, it looks as if ringmaster-in-training Barnabas Brambles might need some help managing the crew, so Bert and Gert, the sly brother-and-sister mice who travel with the show, set out to write a book to teach him how it’s done.

Does Bert and Gert’s plan work? And who is the star of the circus? All will be revealed in The Greatest Star on Earth.


Three Ring Rascals - The Show Must Go On!
Author: Kate Klise
AGES 7-10 • Grades 2-5

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls!

Step right up and hear the amazing tale of Sir Sidney’s Circus.

Listen to how Sir Sidney, a kindly old circus owner, needed a rest.

Read and weep when Sir Sidney leaves the circus in the hands of a big mean baddie.

Shriek with terror as Barnabas Brambles cracks his whip at Elsa the elephant.
Cry in horror when Mr. Brambles tries to sell Leo the lion to a zoo.

Hide your eyes as the Famous Flying Banana Brothers perform death-defying feats to get the circus train to the show on time!

Can they do it? Will they make it? They better, because THE SHOW MUST GO ON!