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The Dancing Class

By Helen Oxenbury

The reissue of a classic first storybook to celebrate Helen Oxenbury's work.

A little girl is taken to her first dance class. Her mum buys her some ballet shoes and a pair of baggy tights, and ties her hair into a bun. The girl bounces about with all the other girls and boys and just as things get exciting, her laces come undone and everyone falls down. A warm and funny depiction of a girl’s first experience of a dance class and her delight in galloping about with her classmates. Helen Oxenbury’s First Storybooks perfectly describe the small but memorable events of childhood. The words are a delight and are perfect for reading aloud, while the pictures offer warm, affectionate visions of a child’s world, which parents and children will instantly recognize and love.

  • A classic by one of the world's most distinguished and celebrated children's book illustrators.
  • An ideal way to start a lifelong love of books.
  • Great to read aloud and appealing to beginning readers.

About the author

Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time. Her numerous books for children include Smarties Book Prize-winning Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell; We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen; as well as her classic board books for babies. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Alice in Wonderland. She lives in London, NW3.

Awards

1983: Kate Greenaway Medal

Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406341485
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2013
Dimensions: 190 x 200mm, 24pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $13.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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