From Caldecott Honor artist and author of the best-selling How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World comes a hilarious picture book romp about the things you can learn and the fun you can have at the circus. When Emeline’s teacher, Miss Splinter, takes the second grade on a field trip to the circus, she’s careful to make sure it’s a learning experience. While she reads — the text of the book consists of her "lessons" — the pictures show Emeline getting mixed up in the performances in the circus ring. She becomes a lion tamer, an acrobat, a trapeze artist, and more, before Miss Splinter realizes what’s going on. Marjorie Priceman’s vibrant, saturated paintings make this dazzling sight gag a feast for the eye. Children will applaud Emeline, laugh out loud at Miss Splinter, and painlessly soak up a few facts about animals, acrobats, and circuses along the way.
Marjorie Priceman is the author-illustrator of How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World and Emeline at the Circus, as well as the illustrator of Cold Snap (written by Eileen Spinelli) and Paris in the Spring with Picasso (by Joan Yolleck). She has received two Caldecott Honors… More about Marjorie Priceman