Bobo's Smile by Seymour Chwast

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What's a clown to do when the circus shuts down and he loses the ability to smile? In Bobo's Smile, author and illustrator Seymour Chwast traces a clown's quest to regain happiness. Bobo flies around the world, visits new lands, scales mountains, and plumbs the depths of the sea, but his search seems to have been in vain—until an unfortunate event prompts him to use his talents and find joy in life's simple pleasures once again.
 

About Seymour Chwast

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American illustrator Seymour Chwast developed his talent for drawing from an early age. In the 1950s, he cofounded Push Pin Studios, and he remains the organization's director today. In 1985, he was honored with a Gold Medal from the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). His work is showcased in New York's Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other museums worldwide.
 
Published March 28, 2012 by Creative Editions. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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A particularly poker-faced clown searches far and wide for happiness after the circus closes, only to find it after a most unexpected and unpleasant event.

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After Bobo’s career comes to a sudden end (“One day, they closed the circus”), he travels the world, taking photographs of pagodas and riding elephants.

Feb 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Bobo's Smile

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