Top positive review
it's hard to find really GOOD childrens books
Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2017
I just finished reading this story to my son for the hundredth time and I have to weigh in. We read- a LOT in our house- and honestly, it's hard to find really GOOD childrens books. I've purchased more than a few "5 star" books from Amazon that were frankly disappointing.
Having said that- Chris Van Dusen is a bright light in a sea of mediocrity. His stories are always interesting, and written with a wonderful rhyming cadence that perfectly matches his colorful, fascinating illustrations. In my opinion, he is probably the most talented child's author currently writing books- and "The Circus Ship" is his BEST work.
Now, I don't want to get too overwrought. Some people get scared away by good reviews... words like "modern classic"... don't! Please! It's just SO damn good, it's a book parents and kids will love- you won't regret buying it (unless, maybe, you're my sister- I gave to her and her son made her read it to him *5* times in a row the first time he read it!)
5 stars are not enough, should be 6 or 7. BUY IT!