A large book about magic and animals and the country side--another Potter to be collected. The story of the animals' circus and its travels is gentle, rambling, with perhaps too many characters for the Peter group, but with the familiar spring-morning enchantment. The pony, several varieties of pig, the Dormouse, a Highland terrier, a nurse-cat, a starling, and other animals are involved in this tale about a circus which is invisible to humans. The circus visits various barnyards and fields receiving applause-and sometimes fresh comments -- from the audience. Fairy stories, real fairies, and wonderful animals, together with the exquisite pictures by the author, make this a treat for bedtime reading.