Josephine loves to dance. She adores nothing more than bouncing with the brolgas, leaping with the lyrebirds and swaying with the branches in the trees. However, Josephine is no ordinary dancer. . . she’s a KANGAROO!
From the award-winning creators of Diary of a Wombat and Pete the Sheep, comes this hiarious and charming tale of one determined dancing kangaroo.
When spying through the window of a ballet class one day, Josephine gets her chance to show the world just what she can do! Against all the odds, with her tutu flying behind her, Josephine gets everybody swishing ands swirling, prancing and bouncing for an evening nobody will ever forget!
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The oft-told story of the stage-struck youngster who saves the show when the star is injured returns in this variation that features a ballet-dancing kangaroo named Josephine. She perseveres in the face of a doubting brother named, of course, Joey, and a giggling audience. It's her ability to twirl and leap and point her toes that finally drives them to clap and cheer. She's a graceful if not beautiful ballerina who practiced her art with other Australian animals but yearned for something more than the outback and found it. The author and illustrator have a number of collaborations behind them, most notably Diary of a Wombat (2003). An entertaining read-aloud that shows off an appealing tutu-clad kangaroo leaping across perfectly pink pages as if she were captured in a series of camera clicks. (Picture book. 4-7) (Kirkus Reviews)About the Author:
Jackie French was born in Sydney in 1953, grew up in Brisbane, graduated from the University of Queensland and moved to her present home in NSW bush land in her mid twenties. Over the past 10 years she has published over a hundred books on diverse subjects ranging from children’s fiction to pest control!
Bruce Whatley was born in the United Kingdom and emigrated with his parents to Australia during his childhood. He often collaborates on picture books with his wife, Rosie Smith.
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