Sidewalk Circus is an eye-catching wordless book about how the world around us can mirror the circus.
When I first picked this book up and read the title, I thought it was going to be about someone, or several people, performing on the sidewalk. I hadn't realized until I got home that it was a wordless book and that the pictures would tell the story of the performance.
The first thing I noticed when opening the book is that on the left side of the page, there are several people sitting at a bus stop, waiting to be picked up for their daily commute. Only one of the bus riders is a child. She is who I focused on when 'reading' this book. I tried to put myself into her shoes and experience it the way that she would. Across from the bus stop was a theatre which announced the show and the acts that would be seen at the show. There were also several shops and people walking through the street.
After the bus took the people on to their next destination, new people sat at the bus stop. Among them, was another child -- a boy who will now get to experience the adventure of the Sidewalk Circus.