To the Big Top
Publication Date: May 27, 2008
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When the circus comes to Willow Grove, Benny and Sam are in for more excitement than they can shake a stick at: elephants and acrobats, candied apples and a calliope, even a snake enchantress. They can’t think of anything better than helping the circus men set up for the grand event – until the Big Top boss gives them two tickets for the show! But then Sam’s ticket disappears, and it’s up to Benny to save the best day ever.
A tribute to the great occasions and small gestures that children will remember for a lifetime, this boisterous tale about fun and friendship is enlivened by David Gordon’s jubilant illustrations.To the Big Top is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
JILL ESBAUM is the author of Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-Comin’!, an IRA Children’s Book Award Notable, and Stink Soup. She lives on a farm near Dixon, Iowa. DAVID GORDON has written and illustrated many books for children. He lives in New York City.