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In T-Bone’s Traveling Circus, the imaginative sequel to T-Bone the Flying Horse, children’s author Janice Virant introduces Rita Bonita, a bullied young horse who learns how to stand up to teasing through love, laughter and acceptance! Outskirts Press published the book.
Poor Rita Bonita finds herself the constant target of teasing and bullying. Luckily, the young horse’s life is transformed in a wonderful way when she happens upon a young girl and her colorful cast of misfit friends. The girl inspired by her great friend T-Bone the Flying Horse; has formed a circus to help the teased accept themselves and stand up to bullying.
Young readers will revel in the adventures of Rita Bonita and her journey to confidence and self-acceptance. Join Rita Bonita and her new circus friends as they share laughter and spark the imagination in this fantastical rhyming tale about love and acceptance.
Miss Grace adored the first T-Bone book, so I knew she'd love this one. She actually read it on a day when she had felt there had been zero bullying at school that day, so it's uplifting tone fit her emotionally. But having been the victim of bullying and being left out, because she is 'different', the book resonated with her. It's a fun book and great for early readers to read on their own. We had quite a long conversation afterwards. The book helps make a serious topic accessible to kids, and we highly recommend it for parents and teachers alike!
About the Author:
Janice Virant lives in Littleton, Colorado. She grew up on a farm in Chesterfield, Missouri, and is an avid horsewoman and animal lover. T-Bone and Rita Bonita are two adopted horses whose beauty and unconditional love inspired this story.