Joining the circus can be a cliché in children’s books; even Oliver Jeffers indulged in it in his latest book, Up and Down. In Enormouse, a kitten escapes and lands in the midst of a travelling circus. He does his best to fit in, but cannot get the hang of the trapeze act. So he has an idea where he gets all the mice to join together to form one large mouse. The show is of course, a hit. While the story is rather thin, Gerlings’ pencil and ink wash illustrations are beautiful and hold the reader’s attention. Enormouse! is Rebecca Gerlings first picture book and a promising debut.
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