Emma’s Circus by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Christine Davenier, begins with a trip to town with Emma’s family. They own a farm and are so busy they cannot go to the circus which is tantalizingly on parade as they finish their shopping. Thanks to a very savvy, bicycle riding bear the circus comes to Emma instead. Exuberant watercolors capture the excitement of performing and the wonder of the unexpected. A numbers lesson is lurking as well!