Clowns on Vacation

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-04-01
  • Publisher: Walker Childrens

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When clowns go on vacation, the whole world is a circus. When the circus is over, After the standing ovation, What do clowns do When they go on vacation? They make us laugh until our sides ache, but these hardworking clowns just need a break. Now that the Big Top is folded and their bags are all packed, the Clownmans are taking a rest from their act. Whether they're climbing a mountain or digging for treasure, they always seem to have a nose for adventure. Wherever they go, whatever they do, they are always clowns through and through. Nina Laden skillfully and seamlessly combines photomontage with vibrant gouache paintings to create a picture book chock-full of verbal and visual humor that will delight audiences of all ages.

Author Biography

Nina Laden is the author and illustrator of Walker & Company’s Bad Dog, which School Library Journal praised as “a book that has a flavor all its own. The illustrations are equally funny, capturing all of the canine antics.” Nina lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and three stepsons.


Chapter One

Children of all ages

And Ladies and Gentlemen,

This is the book

That answers the question:

When the circus is over,

After the standing ovation,

What do clowns do

When they go on vacation?

Do they change their clothes

And clean their faces?

Do they pack a trunk

Or a few suitcases?

    Where do they go?

    Somewhere hot?

    Somewhere cold?

How do they get there?

By land?


    Or air?

Along the way,

Where do they stay?

In a fancy hotel

Or a bad one that smells?

Do they pay lots of rent

Or sleep in a tent?

    Do clowns like the beach?

    Or do clowns like a pool?

    Are they afraid of sharks?

    Is the water too cool?

Do they play in the sand

Or read in the shade?

Can clowns get a tan

And drink lemonade?

When clowns get hungry,

What do they eat?

    Something juicy?

    Something sweet?

What's a clown's favorite treat?

If they get tired of the sun

And want to have fun

Do they take in the sights

    And scale the heights?

What if clowns get lost

Or miss a connection,

Are they too proud to stop

And ask for directions?

Copyright © 2002 Nina Laden. All rights reserved.

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