The Farmer and the Clown

By FRAZEE, Marla

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ISBN
9781442497443 9781442497450
Publisher
S. & S. Beach Lane


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on August 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grades 4

PreS-Gr 2—Frazee's controlled palette of subdued golds, browns, and grays offers a fitting backdrop for the hard-working farmer foregrounded in this wordless tale. Bent over his wheat, he misses the drama above as sweeping cloud formations bleed off the page. A swiftly moving circus train on the horizon introduces color and an unexpected visitor, when a bump on the tracks ejects a young clown. Exuberance meets quiet responsibility as the whirlwind in a red one-piece, the small clown, embraces the legs of the old man. Their similar ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2014

Appearances can be deceiving in this superb wordless book from two-time Caldecott Honor recipient Frazee. At sunset, a grim-faced, pitchfork-wielding farmer comes to the rescue when a circus train hits a bump and ejects a jolly-looking toddler clown. The contrast is almost comical: a tall elderly man wearing a frown and a flat black hat holding hands with a miniature clown wearing a painted-on grin and a pointy red hat. At bedtime, the two wash their faces, and off comes the clown makeup, revealing a scared and vulnerable child and wiping away any hint of...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Appearances can be deceiving in this superb wordless book. A grim-faced farmer comes to the rescue when a circus train hit...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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