Kangaroo's Cancan Cafe
By Julia Jarman
Illustrated by Lynne Chapman
When Kangaroo goes to France he discovers a dance - the cancan! Back home, he decides to open his very own Cancan Cafe, but his auditions are a total disaster!
When Kangaroo visits France, he falls in love with the cancan. Back in Australia, he decides to set up his very own Cancan Cafe. But will his auditions fall flat on their face? No one seems capable of mastering the dance and so Kangaroo's spirits start to droop, but then he hears a rumour that there is someone who really can do the cancan . . .
Bright and fun, this brilliant rhyming book with its hilarious and action-packed illustrations is a delight to share and read aloud.
The birth of Julia Jarman's first grandchild inspired her to start writing picture book stories and the bestselling, award-winning Big Red Bath (Orchard) was one of her very first, closely followed by Big Blue Train. She has also written young fiction titles for HarperCollins and Andersen Press. Julia lives in Bedfordshire. Lynne Chapman is an established illustrator whose Giddy Goat has become a success story internationally, she has also illustrated Julia Jarman's Class Two at the Zoo and Class Three All at Sea. Lynne lives in Sheffield.
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26 Nov 2015
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Packed with a whole troupe of hilarious animals ... beguiling ... Full of fast-paced, rhythmic rhyme — Publishing News
Fast-paced and full of fun — Junior
Beautifully vibrant — 5 to 7 Educator
Written in the sort of rhyme which children find delightful with vocabulary to stretch their imaginations and give them lots to think and laugh about — NLA Guide to Literary Resources 2005
This cheerful picture book just cries out to be read aloud ... bright, energetic and great fun — School Librarian
The pictures are wonderful and the story is told in rhyme. It's great and bears repeating — Daily Telegraph
Set to an easy rhyming pattern, this jolly story is fast-paced and full of fun ... A fabulous (Oz) safari with delightful pastel illustrations. — Junior Education
Rhythmic text and illustrations bursting with life tell this very funny story — Bookseller Buyers Guide
This cheerful picture book just cries out to be read aloud ... Jarman's jaunty rhyming text is perfect for this sort of wacky tale. — School Librarian