My son absolutely loves this book. The book is beautifully illustrated and full of fun. Finding the crab on every page is a huge hit. As an adult, I love the humor and creativity with the types of fish, naming, and personification or should I say mammal-ification of the underwater world. The undersea circus is so cute. For the older kids there is a fish fact section at the back which is both interesting and educational. Very unique.
The Barnacle and Briny Circus
We originally received this book from the local author, and added it to our library collection, as is our policy with local authors. The paperback copy circulated frequently until it fell apart, and then I purchased a new paperback copy and sent it to the bindery to so it would not wear out so quickly. The hardbound copy has been checked out (circulated) 9 times in 11 months, which earns it a continued place in our collection.
Marian Sawyer, Librarian
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