A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Shows in a funny, exaggerated way what can happen when you sneeze. Also shows a bit of what a circus looks like.
Chu's sneeze unleashes mayhem, but he doesn't get in trouble -- he's tucked into bed.
Positive Role Models
Chu's parents are attentive and considerate, attentive to environments that could trigger a sneeze — except when they're distracted by the circus.
Violence & Scariness
Chu's sneeze knocks down the circus tent, sending animals tumbling down the bleachers and tables, chairs, and a bike crashing through a diner; and knocks over animals, chairs, lamps, books, and papers at the library.
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Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Neil Gaiman is a master of foreboding, and he puts that talent to gentler use in this charming little story for his youngest audience yet. Suspense builds -- what will happen when Chu sneezes?
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