- By Mike Downs Anik McGrory

You See a Circus, I See#

  • Title: You See a Circus, I See#
  • Author: Mike Downs Anik McGrory
  • ISBN: 9781580890977
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Hardcover
  • You See a Circus I See A young acrobat shows his friends around the big top but all is not as it seems His uncle the strongman always manages to lose their wrestling matches The scary looking tattooed man is a regular Jo

    A young acrobat shows his friends around the big top, but all is not as it seems His uncle, the strongman, always manages to lose their wrestling matches The scary looking tattooed man is a regular Joe who likes to pull funny practical jokes And the daring trapeze artists make their son do homework just like everyday parents Lively watercolors capture the excitement ofA young acrobat shows his friends around the big top, but all is not as it seems His uncle, the strongman, always manages to lose their wrestling matches The scary looking tattooed man is a regular Joe who likes to pull funny practical jokes And the daring trapeze artists make their son do homework just like everyday parents Lively watercolors capture the excitement of the circus and the coziness of home.

    1 thought on “You See a Circus, I See#

    1. What a great story about, "not judging a book by it's cover" (although that wouldn't be as true nowadays, in the era of cover art, would it?)! There are loads of delightful characters, and the illustrations are FABULOUS and go with the theme. Lovely, lovely.

    2. This is an interesting rhyming story presenting different perspectives on the members of a circus, using a you seeI see format. Great for introducing the IB concept of perspective and for reflecting on how we judge by appearances. Some of the language is a little complex, so recommended for shared reading for ages K2 and upwards.

    3. I really like this book. It's a great lesson on perspective, and how we interpret what we see based on our world view and our experiences. Also, the artwork is colorful and interesting, the rhymes are engaging, and it is long enough to tell the story without exhausting a toddler's attention.

    4. This was excellent. A great way to introduce kids to the concept that all people are REAL people- more than what you see. Everyone is someone's family. Highly recommended.

    5. So how I read this I was going to a camp this week and we do a weekly newspaper. The theme for this week was the circus and I chose the book review section. I had to read and write a report on it that I will include below because that is my honest opinion about it. You See a Circus, I See…is a book featuring a boy who lives in a circus and one day is showing his friends around. During the tour, he says how they conclude about carnies from the outside; for their looks and circus acts. The boy a [...]

    6. Downs, Mike, and Anik McGrory. You See a Circus, I See--. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2005. Print. Rhyming book. Ages 3-8. You See a Circus I See, is a book about a young boy who’s parents are in the circus, so he knows all the circus workers and what they are really like. This is a charming book that can teach children that not everything is as they seem. The book rhymes, which helps with the flow of the story. The illustrations in this book are very well done. There is much detail in the p [...]

    7. This is a kid who is a member of the circus with his family but through out the book the reader does not know that. This boy describes every part of the circus then points out what he sees from being in the circus.But in the end we find out that he is talking about the same people but different perspectives. A teacher could use this to teach about a circus or teach about how things can be viewed in different perspectives. The illustrations are colorful and inviting and would make a kid want to r [...]

    8. 49 months - What a fun book To see the more personal, family side of a profession. Good book to open a discussion about people we may come into contact with. That police man is some little boy's Dad and someone's husband. Your teacher goes home at night to her family and helps her kids with their homework just like we do etc.

    9. My kids were very entertained by this book. They loved that the kid in it is part of the circus. They didn't seem to think before that anybody could be a part of the circus. It intrigued them.

    10. I love the idea of this story - that who we are so influences what we "see" - a great message and topipc of conversation with young kids.

    11. A sweet story about how a little boy who is with the circus sees his world in normal terms, while the rest of us just see a circus.Really fun illustrations.

    12. A young boy, who is a member of an acrobat family, describes the people and activities of his circus home.

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