Proud to Be a Poopini.
Dave Sindrey. Illustrated by Chum McLeod.
Kindergarten - grade 3 / Ages 5 - 8.
At school, Pogo Poopini wouldn't wear the sparkly costume that his mother had made him. Pogo wore jeans and T-shirts just like everybody else.
He didn't tell anyone about his pet anteater Lucie, who could walk a tightrope. Pogo was worried that people would think his family was weird.
Pogo Poopini is a boy with a problem: how to keep his friends from
knowing that his family is made up of circus stars? Pogo copes by leading
two separate lives, until the inevitable Open House at his school. When a
fire breaks out during this event, the Poopinis prove their worth by
helping Miss Garbonzo and her students escape. Pogo lends his own circus
skills to the drama, and learns that being different can also mean being
Jennifer La Chapelle is the head of a multi-branch public library in Ontario. In addition to an M.L.S., she holds degrees in Political Science, English, and History.
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