Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Francois the Fearless Circus Peg

Francois the Fearless Circus Peg written and illustrated by Carrie Webster (Little Steps Publishing)                       HB RRP $24.95 ISBN: 9781925117714 PB RRP $14.95 ISBN: 9781925117691 

Reviewed by Anne Hamilton Francois is a peg (of the very old-fashioned, wooden, household washing type) and a performer in a travelling circus. On Monday he does a cannonball act. On Tuesday it’s a tightrope act. On Wednesday, it’s flips from an elephant’s trunk. On, day by day through the week, Francois has a regular routine of death-defying stunts. Francois the Fearless has a secret: actually he’s not so fearless!
 With mainly red, white and blue illustrations throughout, in mysterious dark grungy shades, there’s perhaps a tribute to Francois’ cultural background lurking around. This is a rhyming story about fear, courage and friendship for 3-6 year olds. An excellent addition to the fun text is the activities and teacher’s lesson plan at

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