If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, DON’T

If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, DON’T   

By:  Elise Parsley

Magnolia is up to her silly antics again.  In her first two stories, she brought an alligator to school and a piano to the beach.  Now she has set up a circus in the library.  Magnolia was inspired by a poster that read, “You can do anything at the library.”  The librarian reminds Magnolia not to “let it get too noisy.”  Magnolia’s circus has many acts including a clown, pie throwing, concessions, and a human cannonball.  When her cannon act is a dud, she must find something to appease the angry crowd.  She decides to read The Three Billy Goats Gruff to the audience to win them back.  Magnolia has learned that it’s probably not a good idea to bring a circus to the library.

This picture book will make a great read aloud and the second person narrative will engage the listeners.  The illustrations are very colorful and the children in the story are quite expressive.  This is a fun romp of a book.

Renee (Parr Library)

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