Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

The Secret Circus

The Secret Circus

Johanna Wright
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Roaring Brook Press, 2009   ISBN: 978-1596434035

Somewhere in the great city of Paris, in France, there is a very small circus; a circus that caters not to humans, but to mice. The Parisian mice are the only ones who know where the circus is, when the shows are taking place, what to wear, how to get there, and what they will see during the performance. It is a great mouse secret that none of the mice will ever reveal.

Being in on a secret delights little children. They love knowing that they are part of something special, that they know something that their friends, siblings, or grownups know nothing about. In this picture book, Johanna Wright gives little children the gift of a secret that they can enjoy again and again. Her delightful illustrations will take young readers on a special journey to a hidden place, and they can enjoy the sights that they see along the way.