Dance with Oti: The Penguin Waltz

Illustrator: Samara Hardy

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Walker Books

Dance with Oti Series

Age 3+

Ballet Picture Storybooks, Dance

It’s time for another adventure with Mrs Oti and her dance class! Join them as they prepare for a very special winter-themed show, and learn “The Penguin Waltz” in ten easy steps.

As snowflakes begin to fall, the children soon find their feet on the slippery snow with a little help from their favourite teacher, Mrs Oti. The class learn about animals that live in the snow and have lots of fun playing together too. But what should the class do when playtime gets a little too chilly? The penguin huddle - of course!

Written by dancing superstar, Oti Mabuse, this heartwarming picture book will dance into the hands of families who have loved watching Oti on-screen.


Oti Mabuse is a professional dancer, choreographer, presenter and actress best known for her star quality on BBC’s Number One show Strictly Come Dancing and Oti’s Boogie Beebies. Oti was born in South Africa, and has been dancing since the age of four. Whilst training and competing as a dancer, she also studied civil engineering. Oti joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 and won the coveted trophy two years running in 2019 and 2020. Oti was announced as the New Judge on ITV's The Masked Dancer.

Samara Hardy has always loved to draw. As an illustrator, she was Highly Commended in the Macmillan Children’s Picture Book Prize, and won first place the Plum Pudding Awards Alice in Wonderland Competition.


With gorgeous illustrations from Samara Hardy, it’ll leave kiddies with happy feet.

The Dundee Courier

A delightful addition to the Dance with Oti series: Samara Hardy’s bright, lively illustrations showcase Mrs Oti and her class beautifully: their camaraderie really shines through.

Red Reading Hub

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