• A NEW children's storybook filled with joy, daring, and acrobatic bugs! Now arriving is a circus train filled with little insect performers with big talent. Acrobatic fleas, dancing ladybugs, daredevil grasshoppers and musical beetles travel the world to entertain children and inspire dreams. THE JUMPING FLEA CIRCUS is a kids' picture book about a little circus filled with big heart, written by James Clark and illustrated by Patrick Scullin. 44 pages, full color, softcover, SIGNED by the author.

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The day is done and it's getting late
The clock on the wall reads a quarter to eight
I round up the kids to put them down for the night
But they won't lie down
They just put up a fight
I say "go to bed" but the children refuse
They're giving me a case of those bedtime blues

It's nine o'clock, it's time for bed
But all I'm getting are excuses instead
They put on their PJs and brushed their teeth
But they keep running 'round
And they won't go to sleep
They're all wound up, they don't want to snooze
It's giving me a case of those bedtime blues

Come on, kids
Have some mercy for your old dad
There's nothing under your bed
The dark ain't bad
Stop making a fuss
'Cause it's driving me mad

I look at the clock and it's half past ten
The kids start complaining all over again
I read them some stories and sing lullabies
But they're wormin' and a-squirmin'
And they won't shut their eyes
They got me workin' on a real short fuse
It's gettin' me a case o' them bedtime blues

Come on, kids
Take some pity on your old dad
There's nothing under your bed
The dark ain't bad
Stop making a fuss
'Cause it's driving me mad

The clock strikes twelve and I don't hear a sound
The kids tired out from all that running around
I tuck 'em in bed and I turn out the light
Hugs and kisses and I tell 'em good night
I played it cool and I made it through
I survived the bedtime blues
The kids are asleep
Now it's bedtime for daddy, too


from Ukulele Jim's Jumping Flea Circus, released November 3, 2010
Written by James Andrew Clark (ASCAP)

James Andrew Clark: vocals, baritone ukulele
Eva Clark: vocals
Tristan Clark: vocals


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Don't let the name fool you—Ukulele Jim is no novelty act! Music lovers of all ages will enjoy these catchy, emotive songs that bridge the gaps between pop, rock, country and folk music. Call it Cali folk with an island vibe.

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