Clowns on Vacation by Nina Laden

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When clowns go on vacation, the whole world is a circus.

When the circus is over,
After the standing ovation,
What do clowns do
When they go on vacation?

They make us laugh until our sides ache, but these hardworking clowns just need a break. Now that the Big Top is folded and their bags are all packed, the Clownmans are taking a rest from their act. Whether they're climbing a mountain or digging for treasure, they always seem to have a nose for adventure. Wherever they go, whatever they do, they are always clowns through and through.

Nina Laden skillfully and seamlessly combines photomontage with vibrant gouache paintings to create a picture book chock-full of verbal and visual humor that will delight audiences of all ages.

About Nina Laden

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Nina Laden is the author and illustrator of Walker & Company’s Bad Dog, which School Library Journal praised as “a book that has a flavor all its own. The illustrations are equally funny, capturing all of the canine antics.” Nina lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and three stepsons.
Published April 1, 2002 by Walker Childrens. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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What’s a clown’s favorite treat?” Stretched out on a beach or shivering on an iceberg, visiting roadside attractions or trying to find them (“Welcome to LOST,” reads a billboard, “Population: you”), climbing cliffs or exploring caves, Laden’s motley vacationers, with a permanently nonplused eleph...

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This comical yet awkwardly realized volume imagines how four circus clowns, their elephant and their dog pass their downtime, including forays to beach and desert destinations.

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