Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages…
The circus is beginning! Fierce Lion and speedy Zebra are stepping into the ring to perform their act—but wait! Things aren’t going quite according to plan…
Zebra is on the go—with Lion in hot pursuit!
Jill Nogales’s rollicking text keeps readers on their hooves— er, toes—while Lorraine Rocha’s vibrant illustrations bring the whole circus to life.
★ “Nogales’ story will unquestionably stand as a solid read-aloud that is equally entertaining for both adults and children…. Readers will surely revisit this book closely.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“This wildly creative and rhythmic tale captures all the fun and excitement of the big top…. This well-crafted story is a beautiful tapestry of art, humor, and friendship. Librarians will want to add this book to their collections of read-aloud hits.” ―School Library Journal
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2018
Alabama Camellia Award (Nominee, Grades K-1) ―Alabama Department of Education, 2018-2019
F&P: GRL M, Gr 2, Genre F
Themes: Cause and Effect, Circus, Tigers, Zebras
BISAC 1: JUV002150 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc.
BISAC 2: JUV031010 JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Circus
BISAC 3: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories