We read this book aloud and it was perfect timing since we are working on a mythical creatures lapbook. Creature Carnival is written by Marilyn Singer. Adrienne and I love the illustrations in this book, done by Gris Grimly. I will be looking for more picture books with his art. There is a website with a list of his books, you can see it here: Mad Creator Productions (click on Books at the top).
The book is a collection of fun rhyming poems about the attractions at the creature carnival. Some of the creatures are the mermaid, the sphinx, tricksters, the kraken, satyrs..and many more. We loved it!