illustrated by Stephen MacEachern
Annick Press, © 2006
This is my personal favourite. This book is based on my own childhood experiences of creating and performing backyard circuses with all the kids on my street. It outlines the stages from planning and collecting materials, to main acts, acrobatics, magic tricks. Tips on advertising, fixing mistakes, and writing thank-you notes are also included. Fun and informative sidebars add to the playful tone of this high-energy book that is packed with ideas for active, creative kids.
Oh, yes, and it is loads of full to present to kids in schools. I love to see all the neat circus stunts kids can do on the fly. It’s a great confidence booster!