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You See a Circus, I See#

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  44 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
A young acrobat shows his friends around the big top, but all is not as it seems. His uncle, the strongman, always manages to lose their wrestling matches. The scary-looking tattooed man is a regular Joe who likes to pull funny practical jokes. And the daring trapeze artists make their son do homework just like everyday parents! Lively watercolors capture the excitement of ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Charlesbridge (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jul 10, 2014 Aderonke rated it really liked it
So how I read this...
I was going to a camp this week and we do a weekly newspaper. The theme for this week was the circus and I chose the book review section. I had to read and write a report on it that I will include below because that is my honest opinion about it.

You See a Circus, I See… is a book featuring a boy who lives in a circus and one day is showing his friends around. During the tour, he says how they conclude about carnies from the outside; for their looks and circus acts. The bo
Reana Smiley
Jul 18, 2015 Reana Smiley rated it it was amazing
Downs, Mike, and Anik McGrory. You See a Circus, I See--. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2005. Print.
Rhyming book. Ages 3-8. You See a Circus I See, is a book about a young boy who’s parents are in the circus, so he knows all the circus workers and what they are really like. This is a charming book that can teach children that not everything is as they seem. The book rhymes, which helps with the flow of the story. The illustrations in this book are very well done. There is much detail in the pic
Oct 05, 2014 Heila rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
What a great story about, "not judging a book by it's cover" (although that wouldn't be as true nowadays, in the era of cover art, would it?)! There are loads of delightful characters, and the illustrations are FABULOUS and go with the theme. Lovely, lovely.
The Brothers
Mar 08, 2016 The Brothers rated it really liked it
Shelves: circuses, perspective
A sweet story about how a little boy who is with the circus sees his world in normal terms, while the rest of us just see a circus.

Really fun illustrations.
Nell Adams
Jul 16, 2015 Nell Adams rated it it was ok
This is a kid who is a member of the circus with his family but through out the book the reader does not know that. This boy describes every part of the circus then points out what he sees from being in the circus.But in the end we find out that he is talking about the same people but different perspectives. A teacher could use this to teach about a circus or teach about how things can be viewed in different perspectives. The illustrations are colorful and inviting and would make a kid want to r ...more
Jul 13, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: from-library
49 months - What a fun book... To see the more personal, family side of a profession. Good book to open a discussion about people we may come into contact with.... That police man is some little boy's Dad and someone's husband. Your teacher goes home at night to her family and helps her kids with their homework just like we do etc.
Jun 15, 2012 Leah rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-the-kids
My kids were very entertained by this book. They loved that the kid in it is part of the circus. They didn't seem to think before that anybody could be a part of the circus. It intrigued them.
Heather Richard
Mar 19, 2011 Heather Richard rated it really liked it
I love the idea of this story - that who we are so influences what we "see" - a great message and topipc of conversation with young kids.
May 10, 2012 Paula rated it really liked it
A young boy, who is a member of an acrobat family, describes the people and activities of his circus home.
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A book that makes you consider people who have very different lives than ours.
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