This is a wordless picture book for everyone who understands how it is to be separated from your family.
The blurb on the jacket flap goes:
You know where it is
when you're there.
you get a bit separated from home,
and you may need a little help
finding your way back.
The story begins with a farmer who watches a circus train pass by his vast field. Ack! Somebody falls off the last car and the train chugs away without anyone noticing. The farmer hurries forward and finds a baby clown sitting dejectedly ...
The farmer takes the baby clown in and tries to cheer him up every way he can.
Such a sweet book about compassion and companionship. I hope you take a few minutes to read this one, and maybe read it again. Isn't it funny how some stories don't need words to be felt?
Marla Frazee is an award-winning illustrator and this is her most recent masterpiece (of which she 'wrote' as well). I've blogged on Marla Frazee's ALL THE WORLD and STARS previously.
Have you read any of her books?
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