The Jumping Flea Circus

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  • A NEW children's storybook filled with joy, daring, and acrobatic bugs! Now arriving is a circus train filled with little insect performers with big talent. Acrobatic fleas, dancing ladybugs, daredevil grasshoppers and musical beetles travel the world to entertain children and inspire dreams. THE JUMPING FLEA CIRCUS is a kids' picture book about a little circus filled with big heart, written by James Clark and illustrated by Patrick Scullin. 44 pages, full color, softcover, SIGNED by the author.

    Includes the 12-track Compact Disc (CD) "Ukulele Jim's Jumping Flea Circus".

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All of you children, come gather around
The Jumping Flea Circus is coming to town
The fleas have been traveling all over the world
Spreading their joy to the boys and the girls
All of the fun they have waiting for you
Will only cost you a dime
Come see the flea circus for a limited time

The Tiny Top tent is set up on a tray
And it's tied to a table so it won't blow away
The ringmaster is a jolly little flea
Who stands upon a thimble for all to see
His ukulele is impossibly small
And he plays it impossibly loud
"Welcome to the circus!" he sings to the crowd.

"Ladies and gentlemen! Your attention, please!
Welcome, one and all, to the circus of fleas!
Here they come now to the center of the ring...
Watch them perform as they jump and they sing!
They're simply amazing as they leap through the air
And pirouette with the greatest of ease!
Folks, you're in for a treat!
It's the world-famous circus of fleas!"
(la la la la la la)

A centipede balances on the high wire
Grasshoppers jump through an earring of fire
Spiders are swinging up on the trapeze
Ladybugs dance with the acrobat fleas
Pill bugs are shot from a cannon
The Beetles play in a band
The Jumping Flea circus is the best in the land

Let's give a big cheer (hooray!)
For the smallest show of the year
Oh, The Jumping Flea Circus is finally here!

credits

from Ukulele Jim's Jumping Flea Circus, released November 3, 2010
Written by James Andrew Clark (ASCAP)

James Andrew Clark: vocals, ukulele, fleas, sound effects
Ben Ticehurst: tuba, organ, celesta

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Don't let the name fool you—Ukulele Jim is no novelty act! Music lovers of all ages will enjoy these catchy, emotive songs that bridge the gaps between pop, rock, country and folk music. Call it Cali folk with an island vibe.

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