THOMAS THE CIRCUS BOY by David Merveille

THOMAS THE CIRCUS BOY

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Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 From the Belgian illustrator of Zidrou's Ms. Blanche, the Spotless Cow (p. 466): a story about an acrobat's son who yearns to become part of the circus where he's growing up but who is impossibly clumsy. Discouraged with his ineptitude, Thomas runs away, but a dream sends him back just in time to figure out why the elephant is in pain, which gives him a new idea: he'll be a veterinarian when he grows up. The resolution is trite, but Merveille's swooping broad lines and subtle modeling of bright, childlike colors will be appreciated by adults for its handsome graphic qualities, as well as by children responding to the simple story. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-8050-2953-2
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1993




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