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Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo?

Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo Before the days of TV DVDs and video games there was the circus When it came to town businesses and schools would shut down Folks would gather round for there right in front of their eyes was d

  • Title: Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo?
  • Author: Carlyn Beccia
  • ISBN: 9780618717187
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Before the days of TV, DVDs, and video games, there was the circus When it came to town, businesses and schools would shut down Folks would gather round, for there, right in front of their eyes, was drama, action, and intrigue There was the grace ofthe bareback rider, the daring of the acrobat, the strangeness of the snake lady, and the delight of the dancing pigs.VintaBefore the days of TV, DVDs, and video games, there was the circus When it came to town, businesses and schools would shut down Folks would gather round, for there, right in front of their eyes, was drama, action, and intrigue There was the grace ofthe bareback rider, the daring of the acrobat, the strangeness of the snake lady, and the delight of the dancing pigs.Vintage style circus posters capture the weird and the wonderful while fascinating sidebars reveal historical truths behind America s circuses What was it like when the circus came to town This book, illustrated in rich oils, gives us a ringside seat.

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    1. I loved how there are little circus facts intersperced throughout the book. Very interesting and beautifully illustrated.

    2. Brief review: This is a nonfiction book about the circus shows that would travel the world. From the awesome shows, to the zippy train rides across the country, this book uses all the letters of the alphabet to describe the acts that perform in the incredible shows. I found this book to be very interesting, and the illustrations are amazing. I think kids will enjoy learning about all the odd things that used to be features in all the circuses. The words along the bottom of the page that contain [...]

    3. This is a children’s picture book that teaches children about all the intriguing and historical circus stars through wonderful illustrations and text. The story is cleverly thought out utilizing each letter of the alphabet in a creative fashion. Children are shown the life of circus performers, which is both factual, exciting, and most of all strange. They read about Houdini escaping the Chinese water torture, the 700 pound woman, performing pigs, and much more in this bizarre but delightful b [...]

    4. This book gives a new and original way to learning the alphabet. It is so intriguing that it would be interesting to even older children who already know their alphabet. Each page is dedicated to a letter that is then related to some kind of circus act. The illustrations are bright, colorful, and full of life. The alphabet letters and their accompanying circus act are drawn on what looks to be a circus poster. Below the poster of each page is a factual description of that scene in a real circus, [...]

    5. Was introduced to this book at a showing of Children's Book Illustrations at Joslyn Art Museum. Saw many original works of art for many different books, and they had the books available also to skim through, or read, at your pleasure. This one interested me due to the alphabet art work depicted in "Old Time Circus Bill Posters". Thought it would be interesting for Aryana and Aleyda to help them with the alphabet. As I was reading it to them I realized it was a bit over their heads for comprehens [...]

    6. I recommend picking this book up for the illustrations if nothing else; Carolyn Beccia really has an unusual and visually rich style, distinctive in the children's book world. The last parent to return this book noted that her kids really loved the colors, the animals, and the peoples' facial expressions. She noted (and I agree) that the text of the story itself is rather too tiny for little eyes to read, and is kind of cramped up at the bottom, but that the book is worth handling as a visual ex [...]

    7. So I just randomly picked this book up from the Library to read to my kids, and after we read it I spent the whole day on the internet looking up all the circus acts found in this book. Then when my husband got home and read it he spent the whole night looking up the same thing to see the actual pictures. It was facinating.

    8. Golden Kite PB Illustration Honor (2008)Bright, imaginative ABC's of early circus times, sideshows included. The design is very true to the subject material, lettering much like that on original posters and the like. Text at the bottom of the page explains each of the acts described in the alphabet.

    9. This alphabet book teaches many more lessons than just the alphabet. It is full with information about the circus and what use to be the most popular shows at the circus. This book would be a fun and entertaining book for children kindergarten to fourth grade.

    10. Cool ABC book that pays homage to the American circus' of the past. Each letter is illustrated like a circus playbill, highlighting an actual historical act. Bits of trivia and history compliment each entry so its a totally rich experience throughout.

    11. Cool book that introduces interesting facts about the circus while going through the alphabet. Great illustrations, very attractive. Good for school age children K-4

    12. The circus poster style art didn't do anything for me and the text was bordering on information overload.

    13. This alphabet book not only has awesome poster artwork that resembles originals from the period, but also gives a little history with each letters circus related theme.

    14. This is an interesting abc book about the circus. The illustrations are very eye-catching and the book includes facts about the circus. Great as an example of an ABC informational book

    15. Cool book that introduces interesting facts about the circus while going through the alphabet. Great illustrations, very attractive. Good for school age children K-4

    16. This book is great for young and older readers. It covers unique people of the world, like the lovely woman who wore a beard. Gets those little minds working!

    17. Lots of wonderful illustrations. It's an alphabet book. It's a history book. It's a pretty book. I learned where the phrase "hold your horses" came from and what exactly a ballyhoo was.

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