December 18, 2006
Compiling a list of various lists of the best 2006 children's books (got that?), I could find only one from Australia. Although I haven't given up, I feel bad that the Aussies are so under-represented. (The UK, meanwhile, has gone list-making crazy.)
So, in compensation, I located this Melbourne circus who is currently visiting New York: Circus Oz. The New York Times' Lawrence van Gelder writes,
The hottest show in town is at the New Victory Theater.
That's because the grand finale of the latest Circus Oz presentation is a flaming extravaganza that raises the temperature by putting the torch to a bicycle, hula hoops, drumsticks and other props.
I doubt those other props involve books, but the circus surely sounds fun.
Now please excuse me while I go riffle through some Australian newspapers.
Yep, those Circus Oz guys and gals sure are amazing. If they still do the 'old walkingon the ceiling' opener, well, don' be late!
And thanks for mention of insideadog.com.au best books for 06.
Two good things from Melbourne!
Posted by: Mike | January 02, 2007 at 11:42 PM
You're welcome. inside a dog is a great blog!
Posted by: Susan | January 03, 2007 at 08:45 AM