Louise Trapeze Did NOT Lose the Juggling Chickens

illus. by Brigette Barrager. 112p. (A Stepping Stone Book). Random. Feb. 2016. Tr $14.99. ISBN 9780553497434; lib. ed. $17.99. ISBN 9780553497441; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780553497458.
Gr 2–4—Louise, a child member of the Sweet Potato Traveling Circus Troupe, wants to take on responsibility for some jobs of her own around the circus, but she must prove to her parents that she's ready. When she gets the chance to watch Chuck Cluck's juggling chickens, she is careful to take care of them just right, but mistakes still happen. This is a great book for kids beginning to take on responsibility of their own or anyone who is afraid to make mistakes. Black-and-white illustrations interspersed throughout the text illuminate circus life. Louise is Fancy Nancy meets Clementine and fans of either won't want to miss this series.
Seven-year-old Louise (Louise Trapeze Is Totally 100% Fearless!) is ready for grown-up responsibilities in her offbeat traveling-circus family, but her first independent chore--babysitting Chuck Cluck's chicken act--runs into one humorous snag after another. Louise's enthusiastic Junie B. Jones–style narration will amuse newly independent readers, while two-color line drawings fitted between text blocks supply visual context and add energy.

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