Circus 123 by Guido van Genechten

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Guido van Genechten has done it again. Circus 123 is another wonderful book by this talented author and illustrator. Teaching your children to count should always be this much fun. Playful ladybugs perform in the circus: cycling, walking the tightrope, performing stunts, and lifting weights. All leads up to a grand finale with all the performers taking a bow. The black and red bugs stand out against the cream-colored pages.

Your preschooler is going to adore this book.

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Age Range: 3 – 5 years

Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten

Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Clavis Publishing (October 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1605371629
ISBN-13: 978-1605371627

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinion, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge 2011

The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge is hosted by Michelle,  The True Book Addict, over at her The Christmas Spirit blog. I don’t usually participate in reading challenges because my review schedule is so busy. I can’t however, pass this one up.  It’s about Christmas after all–something I love as much as the kids.

I’m choosing the Mistletoe level – 2 to 4 books. I think I can manage that along with everything else I have to read on my other blogs. The four books I plan to read are:

  • Deck the Halls by Veronica Vasylenko (Padded Board Book)
  • Jingle Bells by Veronica Vasylenko (Padded Board Book)
  • Kevin’s Christmas by Liesbet Slegers (picture book)
  • Ricky’s Christmas Tree by Guido Van Genechten (Picture book)

Since these are short books, I am going to toss in ‘Tis the Season (Main St. #3) by Ann M. Martin. I bought it at a book fair a couple of years ago and would love to get to it.

UPDATE–Added these books that I’ll be reviewing in December:

Humbug A Christmas Carol by Lee Baker

Holy Stable: Celebrate the Miracle by Heidi Hanseen

Also, for the moms that might be checking in here, I just finished reading The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts. I love unique stories set during Christmas, and this one definitely fits the bill.

Hope you enjoy the upcoming holiday season!