Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo? Beccia. Carlyn Beccia that is, put the "B" into Ballyhoo. Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo? brings back days of old when the only game in town entertainment wise was the circus. This is her first book and she is an award winning illustrator to boot. She has a wicked web site that is interactive laced with games and activities. So get your popcorn and retrograde yourself in time for Carlyn’s Big Top extravaganza. See site>>
Before the days of TV, DVDs, and video games, there was the circus. When it came to town, businesses and schools would shut down. Folks would gather round, for there, right in front of their eyes, was drama, action, and intrigue. There was the grace of the bareback rider, the daring of the acrobat, the strangeness of the snake lady, and the delight of the dancing pigs. Vintage-style circus posters capture the weird and the wonderful while fascinating sidebars reveal historical truths behind America’s circuses. What was it like when the circus came to town? This book, illustrated in rich oils, gives us a ringside seat.