The Farmer and the Clown, Hardback

The Farmer and the Clown Hardback

Illustrated by Marla Frazee

5 out of 5 (5 ratings)


A baby clown is separated from his family when he accidentally bounces off their circus train and lands in a lonely farmer's vast, empty field.

The farmer reluctantly rescues the little clown, and over the course of one day together, the two of them make some surprising discoveries about themselves-and about life!

Sweet, funny, and moving, this wordless picture book from a master of the form and the creator of The Boss Baby speaks volumes and will delight story lovers of all ages.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9781442497443



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If you think picture books are just for children, take a look at this one. A powerful story of friendship that changes lives, and all told wordlessly and in thirty-two pages.

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A touching story told through powerful and well designed illustrations without any text. The wordless story unfolds and touches on themes on loneliness, love, difference and family.

Review by

Oh how I love this tale of a small clown who falls from the traveling circus train. Landing in a farmer's field, both are curious of each other. As the farmer gently takes care of the clown, he grows to love the ways of this very special being, and likewise, the clown embraces farming and the farmer.Seamless and wordless, the author creates a magical story of loneliness, of love, and of trust.The theme is universal, and incredibly rendered. This is a book to give as a present to adults as well as children. As the clown and farmer come together and then depart, they may have bounced into each other's lives, but they will forever be solidly anchored by love.

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This is a nice wordless picture book that involves a clown falling off a train, and a farmer gives him a place to stay, until the train returns for the clown. But the train and clown return and drop off another friend.

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I'm not a fan of clowns but it's impossible not to like this touching, whimsical wordless picture book.

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