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Book Trailer Premiere: Baby Clown by Kara LaReau and Matthew Cordell

Kara LaReau (Geisel Honor winner for The Infamous Ratsos) and Matthew Cordell (Caldecott winner for Wolf in the Snow) are teaming up for a book that has all the makings of a read aloud winner. The book is called Baby Clown, it arrives on April 14th, and today we get a first look at the trailer.

From the publisher:

When Frieda and Boffo Clown have a baby, everyone in the circus is over the moon. But there is just one problem: Baby Clown won’t stop crying! Frieda and Boffo try everything: putting on their silliest faces, driving him around in their tiny car. They even try taking off his red nose and big shoes. But that just makes Baby Clown cry more. Can Frieda and Boffo turn his little clown frown upside down in time for the sold-out show? Kara LaReau deftly juggles wit and warmth in this hilarious nod to parental persistence, while Matthew Cordell’s big-top-bright illustrations bring Baby Clown and his circus family to humorously frazzled life. Older siblings, in particular, will step right up to this applause-worthy picture book, joining Baby Clown in many a heartfelt “WAAAAH!”

And now, for the first time, the book trailer for Baby Clown by Kara LaReau and Matthew Cordell (created by All Ages of Geek):

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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