cover image Clown


Quentin Blake. Henry Holt & Company, $9.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8050-5933-5

In this tragicomic, wordless picture book, a discarded clown doll escapes from a garbage can, and endeavors to rescue his fellow toys from the trash. ""With a few brushstrokes and scribbles of ink, Blake conveys moods, contrasts economic situations--and praises those who appreciate secondhand items,"" said PW. Ages 3-8. (Sept.)