Tree Ring Circus by Adam Rex

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In a quiet little lea, several miles out of town, a tree grows. It becomes home to sparrows, chipmunks, a whopping big bee . . . a runaway clown? Two poodles? An ape? Wait a minute. . . .
In his quirky but realistic style, Rex creates the greatest show on earth--or at least, in a tree. The surprising text is part word game, part counting game, and part mystery. The illustrations are pure, beautiful mayhem, loaded with boisterous energy and cunning little critters that readers will love to chase through the pages.

About Adam Rex

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ADAM REX is the author and illustrator of PSSST!, TREE RING CIRCUS, FRANKENSTEIN TAKES THE CAKE, and The New York Times bestseller FRANKENSTEIN MAKES A SANDWICH. He lives in Tucson,
Published June 1, 2006 by Harcourt Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A “fast growing tree” attracts numerous critters: “3 chipmunks / 2 sparrows / a whopping big bee / all live in the tree where the seed used to be.” An impassive “runaway clown” joins the crowd, pursued by the “traveling circus of Barley and Brown.” While this pair ponders, two apes steal the key ...

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The punny "tree-ring" circus of the title is not a big top, however, but a "fast-growing," nearly leafless tree and its unlikely inhabitants: "A chicken./ Two blue jays, three squirrels, a clown,/ a cat who climbed up but can't find her way down,/ three chipmunks, two sparrows,/ a whopping big be...

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