Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The farmer and the clown

The Farmer and the Clown - Marla Frazee
by Marla Frazee
Age range: 3 to 7 years old

Lovely pictures tell the story of a little clown who falls off the circus train and is found by a farmer.
At the beginning the little clown is the one trying to cheer up the farmer. After all he is a clown, isn't he? But when his face is washed out he starts feeling sad. Now is the farmer's turn to cheer the clown up, and this will transform his life. A beautiful friendship has born.
But the day arrives when the circus train comes back looking for the lost little clown. Then the farmer is left lonely again. Or is he?

We have enjoyed in the past other beautiful books illustrated by Marla Frazee, like Mem Fox's Harriet, you'll drive wild!, and Mary Ann Hoberman's The seven silly eaters. She is such a talented illustrator!

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