SMALL CLOWN AND TIGER by Nancy Faulkner

SMALL CLOWN AND TIGER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Easy reader typography, picture book tone, distended story. Pete, the smallest clown in the circus, has been ""very, very, very naughty""; left behind when most of the other performers go to town, he amuses himself by counting ""the nine animals"" (not much of a challenge for an eight-year-old), discovers that Small Tiger is missing. Not comprehending which tiger is loose, everyone has hysterics; meanwhile Pete finds Small Tiger cowering in a meadow, snares him with a lullaby, and carries him back to the circus, shaming the affrighted adults. Since Small Clown appeared in 1960, easy readers have advanced beyond this sort of aliterate text, preliterate plot.

Pub Date: June 7th, 1968
Publisher: Doubleday