18 February 2013


My youngest loves looking and talking about the pictures in this wonderful book.

im Katzenzirkus by Gisela Buomberger (apologies for the link in German only, I was not able to find any other reference to these books on the web) is a riot of colour and provides endless opportunities for discussion.  There are no words in this book at all it it all pictures.

The pictures start off with small amounts of detail, with the cats travelling to set up their circus.

As you work your way through the book the pictures build up in detail and colour.

We have used this book to learn the colours, counting, shapes, relative sizes, looking for objects, learning animal names, and now we are starting to  make up stories based on one picture.  As she gets older I am sure that we will find many other ways to use this book including the basis for writing stories based on one picture or telling a story throughout the book.

We were given this copy and I would love to find others by the same author, I think I will be asking my German sister in law to get copies in Germany next time she is over there as they do not seem to be available over here.

We are joining in with The Children's Bookshelf a sharing of all things related to children's books and reading.


  1. Now that looks like a wonderful book.x

  2. That book looks wonderful, all of my children would love to explore those beautiful pictures x

  3. Those illustrations look great. Thanks for sharing at The Children's Bookshelf.


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