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Monday, February 9, 2015

Children's Book Review: T Bone and the Flying Circus by Janice Virant

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from the author, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

T Bone and the Flying Circus cover


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.


  1. Dear Nicole and Miss Grace, thank you for the wonderful review! I am sad to hear Grace has been the target of bullying. It is so tragic that everyone has been a victim of bullying at onetime or another. I really appreciate your review. I hope to help children embrace their differences thru my little T-Bone tales! Thanks again for helping me spread the word! Wishing you lots of
    Love and friendship, ️xoxo Janice Virant

    1. Thanks for stopping in Janice- Miss Grace took the book to school today to share with her class! She wants all her friends to read it! Thanks for the opp to check it out!

    2. Nicole that is awesome! I am so glad she likes it and wants to share! Love and Acceptance, pass it on! Thank you for the news! Janice


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