LOUISE TRAPEZE CAN SO SAVE THE DAY by Micol Ostow

LOUISE TRAPEZE CAN SO SAVE THE DAY

From the "Louise Trapeze" series, volume 3
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 6 - 9
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

The Sweet Potato Circus may be in trouble, and Louise must pull out all the stops in order to save it.

First, Ringmaster Riley gets angry over a malfunctioning cotton-candy machine that is puffing sugary sweetness out of control. Then Louise overhears two circus performers having a whispery conversation about “audience” and “sales down,” and “save it for this…performance.” None of that can be any good! Her mom tries to reassure her, but Louise knows a very important fact: “Sometimes grown-ups do not want kids to know their worry-ish thoughts. They like to pretend everything is fine-fine-fine.” Times are so desperate that Louise gets help from not only her best friend, Stella, but also their sworn enemy, “ferret-breath” Fernando. The three youngsters must come up with a “eureka!-amazing” new act to attract more audience members and save the show. As in previous Louise Trapeze outings, Louise’s overzealous attitude is infectious, but it gets her in a spot of trouble. Lessons on misinterpretation, eavesdropping, and not jumping to conclusions are all learned. Blue tones accent Barrager’s sketch illustrations this time; though there’s no indication about racial diversity in the book’s interior, the cover reveals Stella to be brown-skinned and Louise to be white.

A determined gal with a whole lot of heart, Louise will have fans hoping for a fourth outing. (Fiction. 6-9)

Pub Date: Sept. 6th, 2016
ISBN: 978-0553-49747-2
Page count: 112pp
Publisher: Random House
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2016




MORE BY MICOL OSTOW

ChildrenTHE DEVIL AND WINNIE FLYNN by Micol Ostow
by Micol Ostow

MORE BY BRIGETTE BARRAGER

ChildrenFLORABELLE by Sasha Quinton
by Sasha Quinton
ChildrenTWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES by Brigette Barrager
by Brigette Barrager

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenTHE SHOW MUST GO ON! by Kate Klise
by Kate Klise
ChildrenVIOLET MACKEREL'S BRILLIANT PLOT by Anna Branford
by Anna Branford