THE CLOWN SAID NO by Mischa Damjan

THE CLOWN SAID NO

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

When the ringmaster commanded ""Jump"", Petronius the clown calmly replied ""No"" The clown's bold ""no"" is echoed by a few other animals who long for freedom. They set paws and feet into a wintry Switzerland night, and begin to search for employment. The end result: ""Zirkus nur fur kinder und Poeten""-- ""a Circus for Children and Poets only"", in which the animals perform as they have always wanted to. The bold stylized illustrations, many in bright, basic colors, vary in quality; some are lively and effective while others seem heavy and unpleasing in design. A quite calm view of a ""Zirkus"" by the author of Mau: King of the Cats (1963, p.182, J-70).

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1963
Publisher: McGraw-Hill-Whittlesey