Books about Clowns
Hear the word “Clowns” and the first thing that comes to mind is Pennywise from Stephen King’s It. Did you watch the movie? The clown in the movie is the stuff of nightmares rather than giggles. But remember the fun-loving clowns, like Ronald McDonald? Clowns mean good entertainment! Here are 2 heartwarming books about clowns for the young clown lover!
The Farmer and the Clown (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) by Marla Frazee (Author, Illustrator)
Whimsical and touching images tell the story of an unexpected friendship and the revelations it inspires in this moving, wordless picture book from two-time Caldecott Honor medalist Marla Frazee. A baby clown is separated from his family when he accidentally bounces off their circus train and lands in a lonely farmer’s vast, empty field. The farmer reluctantly rescues the little clown, and over the course of one day together, the two of them make some surprising discoveries about themselves—and about life! While the book is completely wordless, the illustrations are full of details that reveal a full range of emotions in the short time the farmer and the clown spend together.
Sweet, funny, and moving, this wordless picture book speaks volumes and will delight story lovers of all age!
This beautiful new edition of Tomie dePaola’s 1978 classic retelling of a French legend stars a little juggler whose unique talent leads him to what might be a Christmas miracle.
Little Giovanni is poor and homeless, but he can do something wonderful: he can juggle. The people of Sorrento marvel at his talents, and before long, he becomes famous throughout Italy for his rainbow of colored balls that delight the nobility and townspeople alike. But as the years pass, Giovanni grows old, and his talents begin to fail him. No longer a celebrated performer, he is once again poor and homeless, begging for his food. Until one Christmas Eve, when Giovanni picks up his rainbow of colored balls once more. And what happens next just might be a miracle…