The Clown with the Upside Down Frown by Sarah Quelland
Approx. 860 words.
Published on February 8, 2011.
What could be worse for a grumpy old clown than to have a permanent smile spread across his face? Full of wild and colorful word visuals, this story shares the terrible misfortune of Mr. Brown who gets frustrated because people expect him to perform on cue. He retreats to his house to concentrate on his balloon art. By the end, Mr. Brown has developed a real smile and embraced his community.